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IB Admission Policy

IB Admission Policy

Admission Policy

Parkland is a public school located in School District #63 in Sidney-North Saanich and welcomes all students in its catchment area. North Saanich Middle School (grades 6-8) is the feeder school to Parkland and is located less than a kilometre away.

Students who do not currently live in the Parkland catchment area and are interested in attending Parkland must complete admissions paperwork and an Out of Area form and have the principal of their catchment school sign the form. Once this paperwork is complete, families are asked to make an appointment with the Parkland Vice Principal for an interview. Parkland will accept all students providing it has the space.

IB admissions:
Parkland is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for students in their final two years of high school. This optional program is academically rigorous and designed to develop the whole person. Students who are planning on attending University are strongly encouraged to consider this academic pathway.

Students taking the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme will take 6 IB courses in addition to the Core: CAS (Creativity, Action, Service), EE (Extended Essay) and TOK (Theory of Knowledge). Students can also elect to take individual IB courses rather than the full complement of 6 courses. These students are considered Course students and would be taking a combination of IB courses and Parkland's BC high school courses.

At Parkland we encourage all students to challenge themselves. The IB Programme is appropriate for students who:
  • have maintained, at minimum, a B average
  • have strong work habits and study skills
  • are able to manage their time effectively
  • care about their local and global community
  • are prepared to persevere and strive to do their best

The IB Programme is intended to be attainable for most students. It is not an exclusive program however there is an application process in place in order to ensure that the IB Programme is a good fit for prospective students.

The IB Programme is an internationally recognized program with an extensive infrastructure and as such has fees associated with its programs. Please see the Application Documents to view the Fee Structure.