The Upper Canada District School Board is proud to offer The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program at Brockville Collegiate Institute.

The IB Diploma program is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course of study that is widely recognized for its high academic standards.  It fosters academic excellence and personal achievement in athletics and the arts, providing students with an advantage when applying to universities across the world.

IB program students are required to complete courses related to English, math, science, social science, a second language, the arts and theory of knowledge. Students enrolled in the IB program also commit to 150 hours of activity divided among volunteer service, sports and the arts.

Advantages of the IB program:

IB graduates do better at university compared to high school graduates with higher averages.
IB grads outscore their counterparts at university in these areas: critical thinking, library research, presentations, reading comprehension, and assuming responsibility.
IB grads feel more confident.
IB exams prepare students for university-style exams.
IB grads are more involved in activities outside of the class. Examples: volunteering, clubs, leadership
IB grads find the transition to university easy.
IB grads are well prepared for the volume of reading and writing in first year programs.
IB applicants get a “second look.”

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a two-year, full-time program for students in Grade 11 & 12.  Students wishing to enroll in one or more IB courses without committing to the full requirements of the Diploma can achieve an IB certificate.  For more information about the IB Program, please download our IB Brochure.

Pre-IB Program

The pre-IB program was developed to assist grades 9 and 10 students in their preparation for the rigors of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  Pre-IB students in grades 9 & 10 take courses (English, Math, Science and French) which provide enriched learning environments.  For more information about the pre-IB program, please download our pre-IB brochure.

How to Apply

International students wishing to enroll in the International Baccalaureate Program at Brockville Collegiate Institute should indicate this on the application.  Admission is determined based on an analysis of the previous academic records, English language proficiency, and a statement of intent to ensure that the student is prepared for success under the challenging academic conditions of the IB Program.