Application Information

Application Process and Information Session

Next Entry: September 2024

The International Baccalaureate Programme Information Session was recorded for any family that was unable to attend via Zoom or to watch the livestream.  Please use the LINK below to view. 

IB Programme Virtual Open House
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Time: 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

For more information:

Important Dates:

WEBINAR: Information Session for New Applicants: 22 November 2022
IB Student Applications Due: 20 December 2023 by 6:00 PM EST
IB Student Offers for Placement (Grade 9 and 10): March, 2024

Geographic Boundary Information

Please note that there are geographic boundaries related to applying to Merivale High School’s IB Programme.

  • A student's designated International Baccalaureate school is determined by their home address.
  • The IB School Locator Tool will identify a student's designated site. More detailed information on the catchment areas is available on the OCDSB website.

Application Procedure for entry September, 2024

Students currently in grades 8 and 9 who plan to apply for the 2024-2025 school year will submit their application documents via a link to be posted in November, 2023. 

All applications are digital and all requested documents should be provided in a PDF format.

Please do not include any personal or identifying information on or in your uploaded documents or their file names. 

Student applications and portfolio pieces will be assigned an individual computer-generated application code.  
Your uploaded files will automatically be attached to your application digitally upon submission.  

 The following documents are required to be uploaded as part of the application.

  • A copy of their most recent reporting document from their current school
  • A teacher reference – interested applicants should approach a current teacher in advance to determine if they are willing to act as a reference for them and obtain their professional email address. Teacher references will be contacted by the IB Coordinator via email in January.

Additionally, as part of the application interested candidates will complete and upload the following (links will be activated after the Information Session). 

  • An IB Application Questionnaire
  • An IB Application English Writing Exercise

And finally, applicants will choose a date for the following task.

  • A live IB Application Mathematics Task
    • Applicants will choose a date and time when submitting their application – there are two dates provided.
    • Applicants are only to select ONE of the dates to complete the task.

All material that is submitted as part of this application is evaluated. Please consult the application documents for particular information. 

Important Dates:

Information for dates/times for specific events will be published closer to the dates.

Application Status: Interested in applying for the IB programme at Merivale HS? Please follow this link for information on the application process and for more information about requirements.


If you are currently attending an IB World School as a 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student, please use the link to complete the 2023-24 IB Transfer Application. Transfers are accommodated where possible and space permitting.

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