St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a
diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of
international education that share a powerful vision.** *Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years
Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate
status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who
help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end
the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging
programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students
across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people,
with their differences, can also be right.
St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake is quite unique in our approach to student assessment and reporting of assessment results. Please watch this screencast to understand the aspects of our academic program: