IB Application for the 2020-21 School Year NEW:  There will be NO APPLICATION FEE for grade 8 students.

What follows is an outline of the Application Process. (If you do not currently have an OEN number because you attend a private school, please just put 000-000-000 in the on line application as a place holder.  Thank you.)

The ONLINE IB Application Process is now closed.  Families who moved to the K-W area after January 2020 should contact the IB coordinator directly via email.  Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Late Paper IB Application (On-Line Application is now closed)
  • GR9-IB-Course-Selection-Form-20-21 —  Please KEEP A COPY FOR YOURSELF! (see course descriptions here: 2020-2021 Grade 9 Course Calendar)
  • IB-Teacher-Commentary-Form —  Teacher Commentary Form must be completed by one of your Grade 8 Teachers.
  • Grade 7 FINAL Report Card must also be submitted.  If you do not have a grade 7 final report card, submit your most recent mark report that has Percentage Grades or Levels.  Please note that we also consider Learning Skills and Teacher Comments when determining admission status.

DUE DATE:  January 16, 2020

If your home high school is in Cambridge, you must apply to IB at Glenview Park. If you are a student from outside of the WRDSB, you may submit your application directly to CHCI by January 16, 2020. 

  • Please note that any student applying after grade 9 MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE to play sports in WCSSAA for one full year . Check with your home high school to determine eligibility.

 Students whose HOME SECONDARY SCHOOL is in Cambridge MUST apply to GPSS.

 WDCSB students and students from Private Schools should apply directly to Cameron Heights.  Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and put on a wait list.

WHY IB?  A spokesperson from the Stanford University tells you why HERE

Presentation by UBC’s Admission Officer: IB Students and First Year University Performance

Here is the presentation that we do for grade 8 students at their WRDSB schools: Grade 8 IB Presentation October 2019


IB Fees for FULL DIPLOMA – Incoming Grade 8 Students September 2020 — Fees are approximate and are subject to change.

(Students Graduating in June 2024)

Grade When Collected Amount
9 October 2020 – gr 9 $300
10 May 2021 – gr 9 $300
11 May 2022 – gr 10 $1300
12 May 2023 – gr 11 $1300
Total Fees Collected $3200


Application Phase (November 15th to January 16th; please submit as early as possible)

Students applying to the International Baccalaureate Programme must complete and return the IB Application Form (On Line-please print confirmation) and the Grade 9 Course Selection Form to their Grade 8 school counsellor. You will find these documents on our website: http://chc.wrdsb.ca/ib/admissions/ .  The elementary school will attach the confidential Teacher Commentary Form and the student’s most recent mark report (*Grade 7 Final June Report) to the application and notify the Cameron Heights Counselling Department (Nazim Ramzan, Head of Counselling) of each student’s intention. By January 16th, CHCI (Head of Counselling) will have received the following documents: the IB Application Confirmation, the Grade 9 Course Selection Form, the confidential Teacher Commentary Form and the student’s most recent mark report* (for most grade 8 students, this is their final June Grade 7 Report).  Students whose HOME HIGH SCHOOL is in CAMBRIDGE, must apply to Glenview Park.

* Grade 8 students will be asked to submit their FINAL Grade 7 report card with their applications.

Notification of Acceptance (February 3)

An IB Admissions Committee will review each application and grant acceptance to those students who qualify in terms of academic record, learning skills and past performance. These students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by letter (Email or Canada Post), which will be sent in late January/early February, and successful applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Confirmation (February 7)

Students must confirm their seat in the IB Programme by returning the offer to CHCI by email/google form, and by notifying their elementary home school by February 7. As per the WRDSB System Memo: ES 052, Students who do not communicate their intention by the deadline will automatically be declined admission to the programme.

Late Acceptance

Students new to the region and the WRDSB may submit applications after the deadline, for review on a case by case basis. We can not guarantee admission for late applicants.

Contact Information:

If you have questions, please contact Julie Clancy at julie_clancy@wrdsb.ca


The Learner Profile is at the centre of the IB Diploma Programme.  This video illustrates the qualities that IB students have and will continue to grow and develop as they participate in the programme.

Are you ready to become an IB Student at Cameron Heights? Ask yourself this question and use the checklist to help you find the answer!

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions that Parents have about IB:  Parents’ FAQ about IB.

The goal of the IB Programme at Cameron Heights is to provide education for a better world.  We hope that watching this video will inspire you to join our quest.