Departments & Programs - International Baccalaureate

 

Applicants to Grade 9 NWSS Pre-IB Programme:

Application Package Grade 9

  • Student Application Forms:  Application packages will be available at the Parent Information Session on Monday, January 9, 2017, or from NWSS or your counsellor at New Westminster middle schools on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  Applications and supporting documents are due at NWSS on Friday, January 27, 2017.  
  • New Westminster middle school students should indicate interest in the NWSS Pre-IB 9 programme to their school counsellor by Friday, January 13, 2017.
  • Confidential Teacher Referral Form:  Applicants must provide two references.  One should come from a Humanities (Socials, English, or French) teacher and one from a Science or Math teacher.  Teachers should have these as soon as you decide to apply.  Teachers are asked to return the completed forms to Mrs. Chris Walton at NWSS by Friday, January 27, 2017.  
  • Entrance Testing:  Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm, in the Pearson Cafeteria at NWSS.  Please contact Mrs. Chris Walton, IB Secretary, at 604-517-6251 or at cwalton@sd40.bc.ca to register for entrance testing.
  • Letters advising students whether they have been accepted into the programme or not (or waitlisted) will be mailed in early-March.  

Applicants to Grade 10 NWSS Pre-IB Programme:

Application Package Grade 10

    • Student Application Forms:  Application packages will be available at NWSS on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Applications and supporting documents are due at NWSS on Friday, April 21, 2017.  
    • Confidential Teacher Referral Forms:  Applicants must provide two references.  One should come from a Humanities (Social, English, or French) teacher and one from a Science or Math teacher.  Teachers should have these as soon as you decide to apply.  Teachers are asked to return the completed forms to Mrs. Chris Walton at NWSS by Friday, April 21, 2017.  
  • Entrance Testing:  Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, in the Massey Small Gym.  Please contact Mrs. Chris Walton, IB Secretary, at 604-517-6251 or at cwalton@sd40.bc.ca to register for entrance testing.
  • Letters advising students whether they have been accepted into the programme or not (or waitlisted) will be mailed in early-June.
  • Successful applicants must complete a package of summer work in English, and show proof of completion of Pre-Calculus & Foundations of Math 10, prior to September 2017.

Applicants to the IB 11 Programme at NWSS:

Application Package Grade 11

  • Student Application Forms:   Application packages will be available at NWSS on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Applications and supporting documents are due at NWSS on Friday, April 21, 2017.  
    • Confidential Teacher Referral Forms:  Applicants must provide two references.  One should come from a Humanities (Social, English, or French) teacher and one from a Science or Math teacher.  Teachers should have these as soon as you decide to apply.  Teachers are asked to return the completed forms to Mrs. Chris Walton at NWSS by Friday, April 21, 2017.
  • Entrance Testing:   Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, in the Massey Small Gym.  Please contact Mrs. Chris Walton, IB Secretary, at 604-517-6251 or at cwalton@sd40.bc.ca to register for entrance testing.
  • Letters advising students whether they have been accepted into the programme or not (or waitlisted) will be mailed in early-June.
  • Successful applicants must also complete a package of summer work in English and show proof of completion of Pre-Calculus 11 and/or Social Studies 11 (if not planning to take IB History 11) and/or Physics 11 (if planning to take IB Physics 11) prior to September 2017.

Students from out of district must pick up and submit a registration package for New Westminster Secondary School should they be accepted into the NWSS IB Programme.  Registration packages are available at the NWSS Pearson Office.  Refer to the NWSS website (nwss.ca) for further information.
Please note:  New applicants to NWSS Pre-IB 10 and IB 11 are accepted when spaces are available.