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IB at St. Joe's


Welcome to IB!


Education for a Better World-IB Diploma Programme

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The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  The IB program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.  IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. It is worth noting that the IB mission and expectations of learners are for the most part identical to those of the PSDL learner.


St. Joseph offers IB courses in Math, English, History, Chemistry, Biology, Music, French, Spanish, CAS, and TOK.



CAS is a recommended 150 hours of education done outside the classroom over two years which encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service. The main focus of CAS is the achievement of 8 key learning outcomes which are documented over the duration of the Diploma Program.​


TOK aims to make students aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases – whether these biases are retained, revised or rejected.

It offers students and their teachers the opportunity to:

  • reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge
  • consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others and in the wider world.

In addition, TOK prompts students to: 

  • ​be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge
  • recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world. 

TOK also provides coherence for the student, by linking academic subject areas as well as transcending them.

It therefore demonstrates the ways in which the student can apply their knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.​

Academic Honesty Policy.pdf

Assessment Policy.pdf


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