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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

​​​​​​​​​​About

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Aden Bowman and Bedford Road​ collegiates are International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. β€‹

As IB World Schools, both collegiates offer the IB Diploma Programme, which is designed for students ages 16 to 19 in grades 11 and 12 who are academically motivated and desire a rigorous curriculum, often as preparation for post-secondary study. Students who complete an IB diploma also achieve a Saskatchewan high school diploma. Graduates of the IB Diploma Programme not only gain an enhanced set of organizational, writing, speaking and collaborative skills but are often actively recruited by universities in Canada, the United States and the world. 

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that works with more than 5,000 schools to develop and offer three challenging programs (primary, middle years and diploma) in more than 150 countries to approximately 1.95 million students. The IBO aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world​ through intercultural understanding and respect. 

Beford Road Collegiate was the first school in Saskatoon to be designated an IB World School in 2010. Aden Bowman received the designation in 2015. 


Highlights

  • ​Develop the skills essential to succeed in post-secondary study and benefit from potential university recruitment, scholarships and advanced admission offers.​
  • Enjoy opportunities for student travel and collaboration with other IB students.​
  • Develop a spirit of community service.
  • Engage in independent research.

Admission

Students in grades 9 and 10 who are academically motivated, are seeking a challenge and have a well-rounded approach to their studies are encouraged to contact the collegiate of their choice for a registration package. 

It is important to be aware of the course prerequisites required to enter the program. Both schools offer programming in grades 9 and 10 that serve as preparation for the program, which begins in Grade 11. 

Prior to accepting a student, the admissions committee conducts a review of the student's academic history and transcripts to ensure they have the required prerequisites for admission. If necessary, an informal interview will take place to ensure this is the appropriate educational path for the student. 

Note: Students do not have to be enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme to take IB courses. These students are called IB course students. However, it is important to note that the strength of the program is in completing the diploma itself.​


Fees

​Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, new students entering the two-year IB Diploma Programme will be charged a fee of $2,100. Students not taking the diploma program will be charged an individual IB course fee of $325 per course. 

Click here​ for more information about IB Diploma Programme fees.


Resources

​​​​​speirj@spsd.sk.ca
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Bedford Road Collegiate
Kim Buglass, IB Coordinator
306-683-7681

Kirk Gordon, IB Counsellor
306-683-7656
 
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