International Baccalaureate (IB)

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School is honoured to offer this international program for all Abbotsford School District students. 

For September 2024 the program is offering a limited number of seats to out-of-catchment students at grades 9, 10 & 11.  Out-of-catchment students entering grades 9 & 10, will be participating in "pre-IB" courses and activities designed to prepare them for the IB Diploma Programme in grade 11.  Students from out-of-catchment entering grade 11 in September will participate in the full diploma programme.  For more information on the DP programme, open the "General Regulations..." pdf at the bottom of the page.

The application deadline for IB is Monday, April 15.  

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme has been identified as a district academic programme that provides innovative education and world-class learning opportunities to students.  Highly motivated and academic secondary students in the Abbotsford School District have equal access to this internationally renowned programme.  It offers a structured scholastic curriculum for grades 11 and 12 (IB Diploma) for versatile, accomplished and intrinsically driven learners. IB includes challenging, scholarly, and global experiences within a supportive environment that assures both breadth and depth of study.

Out-of-catchment students accepted into the IB Programme at Abby Senior are required to participate in all "Pre-IB" offerings in grades 9 & 10 and continue with the full Diploma Programme (DP) in grades 11 & 12.  

For any IB programme questions, please contact the IB DP Coordinator Michael Keeley at

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What Are IB Graduates Saying?

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School IB DP Grad 2016:

Being a part of the IB Program gave me the opportunity to challenge myself academically.  It allowed me to make the most of my high school education, as well as prepared me for the harder and more independent course load of university.  Many of the writing skills I developed during my time in IB were what helped me excel in my university papers.

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School IB DP Grad 2016:

The IB Program allows the student to delve deeper into school subjects than you would in regular courses and takes you to a university experience where you will come prepared with an amazing set of problem-solving and creative-thinking skills.

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School IB DP Grad 2021:

Though IB was challenging, it helped me tremendously in my degree, both content wise and study habits.  I definitely recommend it!