IB Programme

Merivale HS - IB Programme Application Information for 2020

The provincial government has announced the closure of all Ontario schools from March 14th to April 5th in an effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

As a result, the OCDSB IB Programme schools will postpone the second round of offers to the IB Diploma Programme until school recommences.  Please note that staff will not be responding to queries during the closure. We ask that you remain patient until schools re-open. 
  ALL inquiries should be directed to

To return documentation to the school, please scan and send via EMAIL or FAX. 

The 2020-21 IB Programme Application period is now CLOSED.

Current applicants to the IB Programme for September, 2020 will receive communication regarding the status of their application in March 2020.  

All registration elements, including course selection, will occur once families have received and responded to their communication. 

General IB Programme Information

For September 2020, Merivale HS will accept applications for entry points in grade 9 and grade 10.  All grade 10 applications are subject to available space. 

Student Application Process - Preparatory Program for Grade 9 and 10 in 2020

For general inquiries, contact:

MHS IB FAQ 2019-20.pdf

Merivale Open House PDF 2019.pdf

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.


Merivale HS IB DP Pathways can be viewed here. Families/students with questions are to make an appointment with the IB Coordinator to discuss individual achievement goals. Please note this chart is intended as a guide.

If you are currently attending an IB World School as a 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student, please click here if you wish to complete an IB transfer application. Importantly, Merivale is only able to consider students wishing to transfer into the 10th grade. All other transfer students should select Colonel By for consideration. 


Merivale HS – IB World School Authorization, June, 2019

IB World SchoolFollowing a two year process that engaged students, families, the community, the OCDSB, and school staff at all levels, Merivale High School is proud to announce the school’s recent Authorization as an IB World School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Merivale HS welcomes our first class of pre-diploma students in September of 2019 into grade 9. Subsequent grades will be added over a three year period, culminating in the first cohort graduating in June, 2023.

Merivale High School joins Colonel By Secondary School as the only other OCDSB school offering this specialized learning experience.

Program Description

Diploma ProgrammeThe IBDP is a rigorous pre-university course of studies and is offered to students over their grade 11 and grade 12 year. Preparation for the challenge of the IB Diploma is begun in grade 9 and grade 10 through the enrichment and acceleration of various courses. All successful candidates for the IB Diploma also meet all requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Success in the IBDP at Merivale HS requires time management, self-motivation, organization, commitment and interest. Students must be able to balance their academic responsibilities with participation in extracurricular activities and community service. IB students are those who are willing to rise to the challenge of an international program and in meeting that challenge grow into young adults ready for the challenges of post-secondary education and beyond.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

IB 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.

For more general information on the IB Diploma Programme, families are encouraged to visit the International Baccalaureate website.

Merivale High School International Baccalaureate Programme 2020-2021

The Application Process for the 2020-2021 school year is complete. The next available entry point will be for September, 2021. General inquiries may be directed to

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