International Baccalaureate

Bishop O’Byrne High School is an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The IB program is a rigorous, pre-university, two-year course of study for highly motivated eleventh and twelfth grade students. Diploma candidates for the IB program will be actively engaged in a liberal arts curriculum with a global world perspective that includes such special features as an interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge course, community service activities, foreign language study, and an original research project.

The IB program trains the student to think critically about learning, to question what she/he is being taught, and to strive to improve in all academic areas. University recognition often includes granting of preferential program placement through to first year credits.

IB final examinations are based on two years’ coursework in each course. IB exams involve students sitting for written exams in most subject areas, oral exams in many areas and external review of student lab books, projects, papers and other coursework.

Bishop O'Byrne IB Open House

Bishop O’Byrne IB Program Enrollment Boundaries by Community

(effective for 2021-2022 school year)

  • Auburn Bay
  • Acadia
  • Bayview
  • Belmont
  • Bonavista Downs
  • Braeside
  • Bridlewood
  • Canyon Meadows
  • Cedarbrae
  • Chaparral (Lake, Valley, Ridge)
  • Chinook Park
  • Copperfield
  • Cranston
  • Deer Ridge
  • Deer Run
  • Diamond Cove
  • Discovery Ridge
  • Douglas Glen
  • Douglasdale
  • Eagle Ridge
  • Evergreen
  • Fairview
  • Haysboro
  • Inverness
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Kingsland
  • Lake Bonavista
  • Legacy
  • Mahogany
  • Maple Ridge
  • McKenzie Lake
  • McKenzie Towne
  • Midnapore
  • Millrise
  • New Brighton
  • Oakridge
  • Palliser
  • Parkland
  • Pine Creek
  • Prestwick
  • Pump Hill
  • Quarry Park
  • Queensland
  • Riverbend
  • Seton Towne Centre
  • Seton
  • Shawnee Slopes
  • Shawnessy
  • Silverado
  • Somerset
  • Southview
  • Southwood
  • Sundance
  • Walden
  • Willow Park
  • Wolf Willow
  • Woodbine
  • Woodlands
  • Yorkville

For more information contact Mr. Brendan Bulger, Bishop O’Byrne IB Coordinator, 403-500-2103 ext. 516 or e-mail at