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The Laurier Pre-IB Programme:To prepare students for the IBDP in Grades 11 and 12, Laurier Pre-IB students take all of their compulsory courses in Grades 9 and 10 at ‘Pre-IB’ level. Laurier Pre-IB courses move through the Ontario Curriculum at an accelerated pace, incorporating extra units and activities specific to IB. It is expected that students master Ontario and IB preparatory material at Level 3 (70%) or higher before advancing to the next grade.

Admission to the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP): To enter Year 1 (Grade 11) in the International Baccalaureate programme at Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I., students must have completed the Laurier Pre-IB programme in Grades 9 and 10, or the equivalent, including all prerequisites. Students applying to enter IB from IB programmes at other IB World Schools must consult with the Guidance department and the IBDP Coordinators.

In the interest of student success in the IBDP, and in preparation for post-secondary applications, students entering IBDP Year 1 / Year 2  must be achieving grade level results (70% or higher) in each individual Laurier Pre-IB / IB Year 1 course or equivalent. Students and parents are encouraged to consult with Guidance counsellors and the IBDP Coordinators to discuss progress and academic supports for Laurier Pre-IB and IB students in order to be successful in the IBDP.

The application process for the 2018-2019 school year is now open.

To register:

  1. Obtain an application package. Download here or obtain at the Grade 8 Information night.
  2. Students who live outside the Laurier catchment area should obtain an Optional Attendance form from their Grade 8 guidance concellor.
  3. Complete the online registration form here by Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  4. Bring the completed application package and payment to the admissions test on December 1, 2017.
  5. Successful candidates will receive acceptance offers by email.
  6. Successful candidates must submit a course selection sheet to their Grade 8 guidance councellor .

Admission process:

  • All the applicants are ranked on the criteria listed below. The offers are made in the order of the ranking.

Admission criteria:

  • Admission Test results
  • Grade 7 final marks in individual core subjects including English, French, Math, Science and Social Science
  • Grade 8 ratings in the core subjects
  • Learning skills on both Grade 7 report card and Grade 8 progress report
  • Extra-curricular involvement

Admission test preparation materials:

Guidelines for the English Component of the Test

Guidelines for the French Component of the Test

Guidelines for the Math Component of the Test

 Application preparation:

  1. Continue working hard as you can in the core subjects.
  2. Work through the test preparation materials available above.
  3. Demonstrate excellent learning skills.
  4. Get involved in extra-curricular activities. 


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