Programme Features

  • The intellectual rigor of the IB curriculum ensures that students are well prepared for challenging programmes that lie in their future.
  • The curriculum has an international flavour and focus that helps the student to understand and appreciate the values of other cultures.
  • The student experiences a liberal arts education, studying English, a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Experimental Sciences, and Arts courses all the way to their final year.
  • Community volunteer experience is required through which students receive self-fulfillment rewards beyond the strict confines of studies-oriented curricula.
  • Specialized teachers provide students with an enriched learning environment where they develop the intellectual skills and philosophical background necessary to evaluate and effectively use the knowledge they have acquired.
  • The curriculum promotes critical and analytical thinking.
  • Students become aware of the importance of developing strong time- management, study, and exam-writing skills.
  • CDNIS students will earn two diplomas at graduation – an internationally recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma and an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  While achieving their 30 OSSD credits required for graduation, students are simultaneously preparing the necessary work for their DP course of studies.  This includes 3 subjects studied at Standard Level, three subjects studied at Higher Level, and the Theory of Knowledge course.
  • The IB Diploma streamlines access to Canadian, American and European universities. The IB Diploma is recognized by post-secondary institutions as an excellent credential for admission.
  • Some universities will grant first year university credits for up to six subjects for IB Diploma holders.
  • IB information is available at www.ibo.org
  • Please click here to download the General Regulations of the DP Programme.