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International Baccalaureate (IB)


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Welcome to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Michael Power-St. Joseph High School (MPSJ) in Toronto. Explore the educational possibilities available to you in the IB world at MPSJ.




It's a simple idea - by educating students we create a better worldThe 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.


Michael Power-St Joseph High School and its IB programme, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, and the International Baccalaureate Organization share a common belief that developing graduates of inquiring minds, tolerance, and respect is the best way in which to create a better world.
Founded by the orders of the Sisters of St Joseph and the Basilian Fathers, Michael Power-St Joseph has at its core the mottoes of those orders: “The love of Christ has brought us together” and “Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge”. Central to this vision is the belief that our students embody the Christly values of acceptance and peace and work with diligence to maximize their many gifts, central among them their capacity as life-long learners.


The Toronto Catholic District School Board in its Mission notes that we are an “inclusive Catholic learning community that educates students, staff, parents and trustees to grow in grace and knowledge and to lead lives rooted in faith, hope and charity”. As such, the TCDSB and all its members strive to embody the value of tolerance, the desire to make the world a better place for its peoples, and the recognition that the pathways of knowledge and understanding are central to this desire.

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