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Why the International Baccalaureate Program is Right for Your Child

Posted by St. Jude's Academy on Jul 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Choosing the right school for your child is going to have a determining influence on his or her future. The school, for kids with potential, is a stepping stone towards academic studies, and the level of preparation they get there will define how well they will be doing in University. IB_schools_in_Mississauga.jpg

The transition from high school to University tends to be hard for most students. Grades often drop significantly, as the level of independent research necessary and levels of difficulty are set to a new high.

The exception is for students who’d attended an International Baccalaureate Diploma, an IB School.


The level of preparation offered by IB schools in Mississauga and Brampton far exceeds most public and even regular private schools in the area. So what is it about the IB schools in Mississauga that makes them different in this respect?

There are a few key distinctions, which we shall examine one by one.

IB Schools Sets High Standards

The IB program introduces four levels of studies starting from the earliest grades. It sets a high standard for independent work, critical thinking and problem solving, allowing the student to specialize and advance in a direction of their choosing. It develops a strong work ethic and builds character.

The Unique IB Program Structure

While helping a student specialize and develop in a specific direction, the program in IB schools in Mississauga sets an end result of growing well-rounded individuals. This is done by promoting community service, physical activity and creative work in addition to maths and sciences. This preparation makes them open-minded thinkers with broader horizons, well adapted in every respect. All along, the student is the main decision maker, deciding on his or her challenges according to their own preferences. The school provides the framework, guidance, and challenge.

Confidence and Competence

International Baccalaureate students have a very high level of confidence and generally do much better at being accepted into University programs. Once enrolled, IB grads tend to be more involved and independent, integrating into the new environment better than students from other programs. “B” students from International Baccalaureate programs tend to do the same or better than Straight “A” graduates from traditional schools.

Last but not least, students from below-average socio-economic backgrounds tend to have a better chance of getting into academic studies if they’d graduated from an IB school.

If you want to know more, feel free to call and schedule and make an appointment with us. St. Jude’s Academy is one of the leading IB schools in Mississauga and Brampton. We’ll be glad to show you around.

Topics: IB Schools

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