Program Information

Second IB Programme location “NEW” in September 2019/2020

In June 2016, an outcome of the OCDSB Secondary School Program Review included the recommendation for a school in the western area of the District to pursue authorization as an IB Diploma School to improve equity and access for IB student applicants across the region.

The OCDSB selected Merivale High School as the site to pursue authorization to offer the IB Diploma Programme following the Western Area Review (1 March, 2017). Currently, Merivale High School is a candidate school with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and is applying to offer the Diploma.

Please visit for more general information on the programme.

Is your child interested in the IB Programme?

To learn more about the IB programme please attend one of our upcoming information sessions being offered at the following locations. Please register to attend.

Key Dates:

1) Information sessions, 7:00 PM (doors will open at 6:30 PM)

Colonel By SS - November 20 & 28, 2018

Merivale HS – November 21 & 27, 2018

NEW SESSION: November 27th @ 4:30 pm!  Click HERE to register.

2) Application deadline (December 11-14, 2018): Applications are delivered to the RECEIVING school (CB or MHS).


3) CAT test sessions: Families choose ONE date for the student applicant to attend and register for the date. Space is limited for each date.

Registration Opens on December 3, 2018.

West Location: Confederation Education Centre, Wednesday, January 9 OR Saturday, January 12, 2019

East Location: Colonel By Secondary School, Wednesday, January 16 OR Saturday, January 19, 2019


4) Offers of Admission (March, 2019)

The following information is included in the SYSTEM PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM:

-        2019-2020 Application Process information.

-        Checklist/Teacher Commentary Form

-        Application Form for IB Programme

-        Application for CAT4 Test (Canadian Achievement Test)* * will be posted November 29, 2018 following the Information Evenings

2019-20 SYSTEM PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM Printed applications must be submitted by the applicant or Parent/Guardian to the designated school during our business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) by the due date, for consideration. Applications will ONLY be accepted between December 11-14, 2018.

  Only one application is to be submitted per candidate student.


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