International Baccalaureate - Purcell Collegiate School


Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) is a candidate scool for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP).  PCS will begin the process of trial implementing the MYP framework in September 2024 as it works toward full authorization as an IB World School. To read the news release issued upon approval for candidacy, please click this link:

News Release: November 20, 2023

The achievement of candidacy for the MYP is a significant milestone for PCS that creates local access to a highly-regarded and globally-recognized learning framework.  Once authorized, PCS will become the only IB school in the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia.

Financial aid is available to local day students interested in joining the MYP cohorts that are part of the trial implementation.  For more information, contact:

Purcell Collegiate School is a candidate school* for the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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