Elmwood is proud to be the first girls’ school in North America to be accredited at all three levels of the IB Programme. Additionally, Elmwood is the only school in Ottawa and one of only seven schools in Canada that offers all three levels of the Programme.
There is a great deal of research that proves that the IB Programme is the best preparation for future studies. MYP and DP students participating in the High School Survey of Student Engagement were significantly more likely to feel engaged and challenged in school than non-IB students. They reported that they could: write and speak effectively; think critically; solve real-world problems; learn independently; and work well with others. They were also found to spend more time studying for class, doing written homework, volunteering, and participating in school-sponsored activities.
The IB Programme gives graduates an academic certification that is recognized around the world, offering students increased adaptability and mobility in an increasingly competitive job market. It also offers unparalleled preparation for university study. IB Diploma students are 21% more likely to be admitted to ten of the most prestigious universities including Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Stanford.
Elmwood’s IB Diploma Program Achievement
Elmwood’s IB Diploma Program results are consistently strong and compare favourably against global and national results. Our Diploma Programme pass rate is 100% every year, compared to the global average of 78% and a Canadian average of 88%. In 2017, the median Elmwood Diploma score was 35 out of 45, compared to the world of average of 29, and our students’ average individual score was 5.44 out of 7, which equates to 92% on the Ontario grading scale.
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