PCS achieves International Baccalaureate candidacy - Purcell Collegiate School

PCS achieves International Baccalaureate candidacy

November 20, 2023 Duncan MacLeod

PCS achieves International Baccalaureate candidacy

School approved to begin trial implementation of the Middle Years Programme

Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) is pleased to announce that its application for candidacy for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) has been approved.  PCS is excited to begin the process of trial implementing the MYP framework as it works toward full authorization as an IB World School. To read the entire News Release, 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.  According to PCS Head of School, Duncan MacLeod, once authorized, PCS will become the only IB school in the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia.

PCS still has a limited number of fully-funded spaces available for local students which are being filled as qualified applicants are admitted.  Interested families can learn more about how to apply for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year and the early-admission process for the 2024-25 school year by calling 250-432-1349 or emailing admissions@purcellcollegiate.ca.

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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.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.