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The International Baccalaureate was created in Europe in 1968. Originally it was designed to meet the needs of children whose highly mobile families were part of the international business and diplomatic communities. The common and international curriculum of the IB allowed these students to transfer easily from one IB school to another without jeopardizing university admission credentials.

A more complete background of the International Baccalaureate Organization can be found on page 1 of Park View’s “IB Bulletin”. Click here to view the Bulletin

The IB programs have grown into a major educational force, and currently, growth is strongest in North America. The program remains headquartered in Europe, but regional offices are located around the world.

Curriculum & Assessment:
Regional Offices for North
America & Caribbean (IBNA):
Geneva, Switzerland
Cardiff, Wales
New York City and Vancouver




IB at Park View Education Centre

Located in rural Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Park View Education Centre is a comprehensive public high school with close to 1,000 students in Grades 10 to 12.

The International Baccalaureate Program was introduced at Park View Education Centre during the 1980 - 81 school year, and since then it has become an important part of the school’s tradition and reputation. We are privileged to be part of a world-wide IB family that includes over 1400 schools in 110 nations.

Each year approximately 20 percent of the student body participates in some aspect of the IB program in Grades 11 and 12, and the Pre-IB program in Grade 10. Over 40 percent of the Park View faculty is directly involved in instruction at some level of the IB program.

Students may choose to complete the full IB Diploma Program or individual IB certificates in areas of their strength. Both routes provide students with the challenge of participating in one of the most rigorous high school curricula in the world.

The IB program is a fully integrated part of the Park View experience, and as such it “raises the bar” for the entire school. IB materials and resources are used in both IB and non-IB classes, as well as IB teaching methods and assessment techniques.

If you are interested in becoming an IB student at Park View Education Centre, please contact the school’s IB Coordinator (Charlotte Brooks) at (902) 541 - 8204 at any time during the school year. There is an application and testing process for students wishing to enter the Pre-IB program in Grade 10. This process begins in February of the student’s Grade 9 year.

Park View’s “IB Bulletin”, which is published annually, provides a complete description of the school’s IB program. Please refer to the “IB Bulletin” for further details; this is available as a pdf file.

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