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Alexander Academy – International Baccalaureate World School

Alexander Academy’s internationally diverse community representing over 30 countries, paired with International Baccalaureate curriculum, makes us the most sought-after private IB World School in downtown Vancouver. The IB cultivates compassionate, open-minded problem-solvers who can help make our world a better place.

The International Baccalaureate is an academically rigorous program for students in pre-school through grade 12. It teaches students to think critically, creatively, ethically, and globally while becoming lifelong learners. The IB provides the ideal academic framework for students who are internationally minded, culturally agile, and even multi-lingual by positioning them for success in today’s global marketplace.

In every grade, we embrace the IB mission and the IB Learner Profile, which encourages students to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. The IB Diploma Program (DP) at Alexander Academy provides a framework for academic rigor and innovation that encourages students to challenge themselves, and to apply their broad range and depth of knowledge to the real world.

IB Courses at Alexander Academy

  • IB Mathematics Approaches and Analysis SL
  • IB English Language and Literature HL
  • IB Business Management SL/HL
  • IB Environmental Science SL
  • IB Physics SL/HL
  • IB Biology SL/HL
  • IB Chemistry SL
  • IB German Ab Initio SL
  • IB History HL

IB Mission StatementIB Mission Statement

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.

To this end the organization 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.

Did you know? 

  • The Diploma Program is the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation. It is highly regarded by leading colleges and universities worldwide for its challenging curriculum and for predicting student success in higher education.
  • The IB is the only curriculum in which students are measured against the same rigorous and universally respected benchmarks across the globe.
  • Students often receive college/university credit for Diploma Program courses.
  • Alexander Academy is the first private school in downtown Vancouver to offer the IB DP programme.
  • Our teachers inspire DP students to tap into their critical-thinking skills and personal passions.

The Diploma Program at Alexander is Designed to

  • Teach students a broad range of subjects, including several at a higher level and of their own choosing, ranging from experimental sciences and mathematics, to the arts, business and management, film, computer science, and languages.
  • Introduce students to philosophy through the compulsory IB Theory of Knowledge course, where they explore the nature of knowledge and are challenged to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing.
  • Encourage students to explore the arts and creative thinking, physical activity, and community service through CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service) requirements on a journey of self-discovery.
  • Engage students in independent research through in-depth study and writing an extended essay.
  • Emphasize the development of the whole student intellectually, emotionally, physically, and ethically.
  • Embrace the IB Learner Profile: Dwight students are knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.
  • Empower students to be entrepreneurial innovators.

Pathway to university and employment
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students.

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