Applying to IB

IB Diploma Programme

Application Procedure:

All applications are digital and all requested documents should be provided in a PDF format. Students currently in grades 8 and 9 are invited to apply for the 2023-2024 school year by submitting their application documents via this link

The following documents are required to be uploaded as part of the application:

    1. A copy of their most recent reporting document from their current school
    2. A teacher reference – interested applicants should approach a current teacher in advance to determine if they are willing to act as a reference for them and obtain their professional email address. Teacher references will be contacted via email.

Additionally, as part of the application interested candidates are required to do the following:

    1.  Complete and upload this IB Application Questionnaire.  
    2. Complete and upload this IB Application English Writing Exercise.
    3. Choose a date for the live IB Application Mathematics Task.

There are two dates provided in the application form and applicants are only to select ONE of the dates to complete the task.

Student applications and portfolio pieces will be assigned a computer-generated application code. Please do not include any personal or identifying information on or in your uploaded documents or their file names. Your uploaded files will automatically be attached to your application digitally upon submission.

All material that is submitted as part of this application is evaluated. Please consult the application documents for particular information once they are released. 

Key Dates:


Virtual Open House - held on November 22nd (6:15 p.m. – 8:00 pm)

Click here for session recording.


Application deadline: December 20, 2022 (6:00 p.m.)

Applications and all supporting documents are to be submitted ONLINE ONLY using the link above. Only one application is to be submitted per applicant.  


Offers of Admission: March 2023

Colonel By Secondary School and Merivale High School will contact families to let them know the status of their application in March of 2023. This first communication often comes just prior to March Break via email.

Is your child currently at an IB World School?

If your child is currently attending an IB World School in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, please fill this IB Transfer Application form.

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