IB (pending authorization)

Toronto Academy of EMC is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), th Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP).

Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

The IB Program is a two-year pre-university course of studies that leads to a qualification that is recognized by universities and colleges in 150 countries, including those in Ontario and across Canada, as a mark of academic excellence. 

The rigor of the IB Program emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills, creativity, and a strong sense of global awareness. This rigorous education will help students perform much better at universities and colleges, providing a valuable advantage in the college application process. The program's focus on creativity, independent research, and community service helps students develop important skills that are valuable for success in their future careers. 

Our dedicated faculty, consisting of highly dynamic and knowledgeable educators, bring their expertise and passion for teaching to the classroom, providing students with the tools they need to succeed in the program. In addition, our teaching philosophy places a strong emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills, which are essential for success in the IB and beyond. With this unique combination of talented teachers, a focus on critical thinking, and a commitment to student success, our school provides an optimal environment for students to flourish and achieve their goals in the IB.

The curriculum consists of six subject areas: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Science, Mathematics, and  Arts. 

Students must choose one subject from each area, except for the Arts, where students can choose two. In addition to these subjects, students are also required to complete three core components: The Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge (ToK), and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS). 

The Extended Essay is a research paper of up to 4000 words on a topic of the student's choice, while ToK is a course that encourages students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know what we claim to know. CAS requires students to participate in a range of activities that promote personal development and engagement with the community.

Our IB offers several benefits to students:

  1. Broad and Balanced Education: The IB program emphasizes a well-rounded education, focusing on multiple subject areas rather than specialization. It encourages students to develop skills across various disciplines, fostering intellectual curiosity and a holistic understanding of the world.

  2. Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: IB promotes critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving abilities. Students engage in research, analysis, and evaluation of information, enabling them to approach complex issues with a thoughtful and systematic mindset.

  3. Global Perspective: The IB curriculum encourages international-mindedness and a global perspective. Students explore different cultures, languages, and perspectives, fostering an appreciation for diversity and intercultural understanding.

  4. Rigorous and Challenging: The IB program is known for its academic rigor, challenging students to reach their full potential. It prepares them for the demands of higher education by cultivating strong study habits, time management skills, and a deep understanding of their subjects.

  5. College and Career Readiness: IB is highly regarded by universities and colleges worldwide. Admissions officers recognize the program's academic rigor, holistic approach, and the skills it cultivates, giving IB students a competitive edge in college applications. The program also equips students with the necessary skills for success in higher education and future careers.

  6. Development of Key Skills: IB emphasizes the development of skills such as communication, critical thinking, research, collaboration, and self-management. These skills are transferable and applicable across various contexts, providing students with a strong foundation for lifelong learning and personal growth.

  7. Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge: The IB program includes an Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) component. The Extended Essay allows students to engage in independent research on a topic of interest, fostering in-depth study and academic writing skills. TOK encourages students to critically examine knowledge and its foundations, enhancing their ability to think critically and reflect on the nature of knowledge itself.

  8. Well-Structured Assessment: The IB assessment is designed to be comprehensive and fair. It includes a mix of internal and external assessments, which evaluate students' understanding, application of knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills. The program aims to assess students' overall growth and development rather than relying solely on exams.

 Please email to let us know if you would like to receive updates on  our progress in seeking IB authorization.

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