International Baccalaureate (IB)

Becoming an IB World School
Around the globe, schools seek authorization to become IB World Schools, offering one or more of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. IB World Schools have successfully completed an intensive, globally consistent process that enables them to deliver an outstanding IB education. Lester B. Pearson was selected to be an IB school.

As a result of this process, parents and students can be confident that each IB World School, no matter where it is located, has:

• commitment to the IB philosophy with a focus on international-mindedness
• a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum encouraging student curiosity and inquiry
• teachers, leaders, and staff trained in the IB programme and philosophy
• school leadership and administrative structures that serve its mission and support the IB programme
• a comprehensive plan for implementation and sustainability of the IB programme.

Grade 10 IB Students

Grade 10 PIB Important Dates 2016-17

Grade 10 PIB Parent Information 2016

Grade 11 & 12 IB Students

Gr 11 12 Parent Info 2016

Grade 11 and 12 IB Registration Form 2016

IB DP General Regulations 2016

At Lester B. Pearson, students must apply for the IB program while in Grade 9. Application forms are available here. Documentation is due January 15th, 2017.

The following characteristics define an “IB Learning Profile”:

INQUIRERS: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and
research. We know how to learn independently and with others.
We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning
throughout life.

KNOWLEDGEABLE: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring
knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues
and ideas that have local and global significance.

THINKERS: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take
responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in
making reasoned, ethical decisions.

COMMUNICATORS: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than
one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively,listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

PRINCIPLED: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness
and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people
everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their

OPEN-MINDED: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as
well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

CARING: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

RISK TAKERS: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

BALANCED: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

REFLECTIVE: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and
experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses
in order to support our learning and personal development.

For additional details on IB, please see their website:

Grade 11 IB: Important Dates for 2016-2017

  • October 20 & 21: Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 20: U of C visit ???
  • November 14-18: CAS check-in with Ms. Hein
  • December ??: English WIT Due
  • December ??: Math Project Due
  • January 16-30: Final Exams (semester 1)
  • January 23-27: Physics SL/Bio SL Tutorials
  • February 8-15: French B Written Exam (in-class)
  • February 28-March 3: CAS check-in with Ms. Hein
  • March 7: Group IV Project (all day)
  • March 13-17: French Oral Assessment
  • March 22 & 23: Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • May—Exams (see reverse)
  • June 9: CAS Due -examples: PowerPoint, webpage/blog, scrapbook, memory box, collage, etc.
    • this can be in whatever format you wish to use
  • June 15-29: Final Exams (semester 2)

Grade 11 IB Exam Dates (May 2017)

Biology SL

May 1 (afternoon): Papers I and II

May 2 (morning): Paper III

Physics SL

May 15 (afternoon): Papers I and II

May 16 (morning): Paper III

French SL

May 18 (afternoon): Paper I

May 19 (morning): Paper II

Grade 12 IB: Important Dates for 2016-2017

  • October 20 & 21: Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 11-21: EE Check-in
  • October 20: U of C visit ???
  • October 24-28: CAS check-in with Ms. Hein
  • November 7: Chemistry IA Due
  • November 18: History HI Due
  • November 28: Math Project Due
  • December 12-16: EE Check-in
  • January 9-13: EE Draft due to Supervisor
  • January 16-30: Final Exams (semester 1)
    • Math 30 Diploma: January 25 (morning)
  • January 23-27: Math SL/Chemistry HL Tutorials
  • January 23-27: CAS check-in with Ms. Hein
  • February 6-10: EE due (final copy)
  • February 24: WIT due
  • February 27: TOK paper due ???
  • March 13-17: English Commentaries (in-class)
  • March 13-17: Art Show
  • March 22 & 23: Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • May—Exams (see reverse)
  • May 29-31: CAS Due/Class Presentations
    • Grade 12 IB students will present their CAS Portfolio to students, parents, teachers, and administrators
  • June 15-29: Final Exams (semester 2)

Grade 12 IB Exam Dates (May 2017)

English HL

May 3 (afternoon): Paper I

May 4 (morning): Paper II

Math SL

May 4 (afternoon): Paper I

May 5 (morning): Paper II

History HL

May 9 (afternoon): Papers I & II

May 10 (morning): Paper III

Chemistry HL

May 11 (afternoon): Papers I and II

May 12 (morning): Paper III