St. Jude's Academy Blog

What Are the Requirements for Getting Admission in IB Schools in Mississauga?

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Oct 6, 2017 9:34:48 AM

Gaining admission into an International Baccalaureate (IB) school is a great honour and an exciting achievement for any student. Attending IB schools in Mississauga is a great way for students to enrich their education, challenge themselves to reach new academic heights, and promote intellectual growth beyond a typical classroom setting.

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St. Jude’s Academy Primary Years Programme (PYP) Receives Top Scores from International Baccalaureate Evaluators

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Jun 30, 2017 7:29:48 AM

St. Jude's Academy has always been one of the well-respected private schools in Mississauga. St. Jude’s is renowned for an outstanding International Baccalaureate program that it offers to its upper and lower  school students. As part of our Primary Years Programme (PYP) evaluation and to fulfill an important International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) requirement, St. Jude’s Academy recently welcomed the IB evaluators.  We are pleased to announce that after going through a holistic evaluations process, St. Jude's Academy received top marks in all areas of the programme.

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IB or AP: Which One Is a Smarter Choice?

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Jun 5, 2017 4:00:28 AM

While the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Advanced Placement (AP) programs both provide high school students with premier education and unique opportunities, these programs are not entirely the same. If you’re researching AP and IB schools in Mississauga, then you may be curious as to what the difference is; and to know which one would be the best choice for your child. Depending on you and your children’s goals for education, you can create a formulate a focused and well-planned path to success.

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Do IB Students Perform Better in University?

Posted by Ms. Nelson on Jun 2, 2017 7:10:43 AM

While many individuals are aware of the fact that International Baccalaureate schools focus on delivering a premier learning experience to its student body, many question whether it has a significant impact as they progress into post-secondary education. Before looking at the admissions process into an IB program in Ontario, you should have a strong grasp of the advantages associated with this academic investment. As schools become increasingly competitive, helping your kids prepare during their developmental years will allow them to thrive in university, and eventually land a suitable career in the future.

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What’s the IB Advantage?

Posted by Ms. Nelson on May 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The International Baccalaureate is a prestigious education program provided by IB schools in Brampton, across Canada, as well as internationally.  Since 1968, IB World Schools have been challenging students to succeed by encouraging excellence through academic and personal achievement. Families looking to enrol their students in these programs want to understand what sets IB schools apart from the competition. If their children do attend, what advantages will they have over attending a public school?

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5 Advantages of Attending an IB School

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Apr 20, 2017 3:22:46 AM

When choosing the right school for your child’s learning path, you should strongly consider an IB school in Brampton. There are many benefits to choosing an IB school, check out our list below, so you can ensure you make the right choice for your family.

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To IB or not to IB: Why study at an IB school?

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Apr 3, 2017 7:21:42 AM

If you’re in Toronto and need to assist your child with deciding on what path of education to follow, you might investigate international baccalaureate schools. If you’ve never thought of an IB school or program of learning, you may simply need to know more about this programme so you can determine if it’s the right choice for you. Since so much of your future depends on your education, or your child’s education, note a few factors about the international baccalaureate curriculum so you can decide if this is the right choice for your family.

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Why choose an International Baccalaureate school?

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Nov 20, 2016 7:14:00 AM

What is an IB class?

For those of you who don't know, the International Baccalaureate diploma program is a two-year high school program aimed towards students aged 16 to 19 years old. The program provides an internationally recognized education system for students who are entering university. To complete their IB diploma requirements, students are asked to take a series of pre-IB classes in their first two years of high school. Once students enter the official program, they are asked to complete assessments in six subject groups (studies in language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, experimental sciences, mathematics, and the arts). Students are also asked to fulfill three core requirements: a 4000 word extended essay, 150 hours of volunteer creativity, activity and service (CAS) hours, and an epistemology course on the Theory of Knowledge. If you're deciding on whether to enroll your child into an international baccalaureate diploma programme, here are some reasons for considering an IB school.

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Reasons Why Universities Prefer International Baccalaureate School Students

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Nov 7, 2016 2:43:00 AM

Modern life is full of competition. We compete to be the best students, the best professionals, the best co-workers. We compete for a new job or for improving our positions within our current employment.

In many ways, life is all about competition.

One of the more important challenges your child will go through is competing with other applicants for a University admission.

This is why so many people recognize the importance of academic education, which in turn gives Universities a large pool of applicants to choose from.

The best way for your child to raise his or her chances of being accepted to a University is to study in an international baccalaureate (IB) program during his or her school years

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Choose an IB school - It's Good for Your Child

Posted by Ms. Nelson on Oct 28, 2016 7:27:00 AM

Private education is becoming very popular in Canada.

There are however, many different types of private schools. They can differ a great deal by various factors, one of which is their educational program. Some schools offer traditional religious education, while others focus on scientific achievements or interesting extracurricular activities, just to name a few options. 

While there is no argument that private schools are generally a preferable choice for your child, only the best private schools in Mississauga offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) preparation program, and St. Jude's Academy is proud to be among them.

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