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International Baccalaureate

Princess Margaret Secondary High School is an International Baccalaureate school for the Middle Years Program. 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. 



It is the collective responsibility of our school to ensure the highest quality of learning experience for all students, with a focus on student engagement, independence, empowerment, all within an inclusive environment. Princess Margaret's learning community is committed to the development of inquiring, caring, balanced, knowledgeable, open-minded, principled and reflective learners, who are also good communicators, sound thinkers and understand the value of being risk-takers. We encourage students to be responsible citizens who will help to create a peaceful and sustainable world through intercultural and global awareness, understanding and respect.



 Princess Margaret Secondary School encourages International Mindedness by building students' self-awareness of the attitudes, perceptions, abilities and actions that are necessary for developing critical literacy and positive interpersonal relationships.  Students, parents, staff and our community help to facilitate international mindedness by focusing on:


  • complex, rich, dynamic learning across a range of language domains

  • learning to communicate in a variety of modes

  • recognizing and reflecting on one's own perspective—as well as the perspectives of others

  • developing opportunities for sustained inquiry into a wide range of local, national and globally-significant issues and ideas

  • exploring global concerns, including the environment, development, conflicts, rights, and cooperation & governance across a variety of geographical and cultural dimensions

  • critically consider power and privilege in their inquiry, action, and reflection