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Discover the benefits of the renowned International Baccalaureate program at Feb. 7 open house

This spring break, a group of students from Brookes Westshore, the Canadian flagship campus of leading education network Brookes Education Group, will spend two weeks in Cambridge, England, learning, sharing ideas and experiencing the local culture.

Earlier this school year, a group of international students from the Brookes St. Petersburg campus visited the Westshore campus for a global connections experience.

This educational opportunity is just one way the renowned international school – one of only two International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in the Capital Region – supports its learners, broadens their horizons and gives them a leg up on other students.

“As independent, critical thinkers, Brookes students become exceptional researchers who have learned how to work collaboratively,” says Jerry Salvador, Brookes Westshore Head of School. “This prepares them very well for success in their post-secondary studies, wherever in the world they choose to study.”

Brookes Westshore, which opened its doors in Colwood in September after 10 years in Shawnigan Lake, is the only IB World school in the West Shore, and the only IB school in Greater Victoria offering boarding.

Why the IB program?

  • International approach: Welcoming students from across the West Shore and around the globe, Brookes’ inter-cultural setting offers the chance to develop internationally transferable skills within small classes.
  • Creative problem-solving: With the aim “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people,” Brookes’ IB program emphasizes creativity and problem-solving to ensure students are well-prepared for post-secondary studies and beyond.
  • Head-start on university: Those critical thinking skills mean IB students graduate well-prepared for university’s pace and academic challenges. In fact, the IB Diploma Program (Grades 11 and 12) sees many IB students get a head start by completing first-year university equivalent courses.
  • Prepared for the future: That preparation pays dividends. On average, IB students complete their bachelor’s degree 96 per cent of the time, compared to an overall undergraduate completion rate in B.C. of between 56.5 and 76.4 per cent.

Ready to learn more?

Meet the team behind Brookes Westshore, learn about the IB program and discover how this unique school prepares students for the next steps in their education at a Feb. 7 information session.

Designed for families of students entering Grades 6 to 11 next fall, the session will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Colwood campus.

Learn about Brookes Westshore and Brookes’ global network of schools; their core pillars (Creativity, Connectivity and Character) and how these are reflected in past graduates; The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and how this translates into the classroom; and the admissions process.

Families are asked to register online for the information session by Feb. 5.

Learn more about the school at westshore.brookes.org.

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