International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes
Academic excellence and innovative educational practices prepare students to become global citizens
The first Jewish day school in North America to offer the IB programmes
Our dynamic approach fosters curiosity, creativity, interdisciplinary connections and self-reflection. We value hands-on, experiential learning, welcoming big ideas that are grounded in real-world issues. Students are equipped with the ability to be nimble and adaptive, primed to think outside of the box. In the classroom, students work collaboratively with peers, reflecting on their process and assessing their own development.
The IB pedagogical framework and philosophy and our membership to CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools) reflect our commitment to academic excellence, continual improvement and strong standing in the independent school community.
The pairing of our progressive Jewish lens with the IB engages students in critical thinking and spiritual growth
Balance of Jewish and General Studies
The Leo Baeck Day School became an official International Baccalaureate World School in 2011. The school completed rigorous self-reflection and evaluation, staff training and curriculum development in line with the high standards of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Our program reflects this and is split into thirds, providing an exceptional balance of subject areas:
- Language Arts and Social Studies
- Math and Science
- Hebrew and Judaic Studies
We offer a well-rounded, comprehensive program incorporating athletics, music, drama, art, technology, library, science and French (beginning in SK) along with a range of extra-curricular programs.
A unique approach to pedagogy
Our students develop the techniques and knowledge needed to become lifelong learners with a strong sense of identity.