In 2004, Holy Trinity was authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer both the IB Diploma Programme and the final year of the Middle Years Programme.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program was founded in Geneva, Switzerland and has 3325 schools in 141 countries. It is currently being taught to over 989,000 students. In Canada there are 310 IB World Schools. This world renowned organization has come to be associated with academic excellence. The IB Diploma program is a two year program, beginning in grade 11, and is designed to prepare students interested in post-secondary education with the skills and knowledge reflected in university programs. The IB program also promotes international understanding, emphasizes education of the whole person and focuses on the development of critical thinking skills necessary for success in the global community. Follow this link to the IB Organization for more information on International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate Programmes offered at Holy Trinity:
- DP Prep
- Middle Years Programme (MYP)
- IB Diploma
Holy Trinity IB Registration Guide 2017.pdf
The IB Mission
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
What is the IB learner profile?
The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.
The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
IB learners strive to be:
They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.