International Baccalaureate (IB) Program @ Holy Heart of Mary (HHM)


In response to inquiries from parents regarding information about the International Baccalaureate Program at Holy Heart.

Holy Heart of Mary High School will be hosting an information session for parents of grade nine students coming to Holy Heart in September 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24 at the Holy Heart Theatre.

Immediately following the general information session, there will be a meeting for all parents interested in learning about the International Baccalaureate Program for the upcoming school year.

For your own information to assist you in your guidance of students in course selections and in choosing their future academic path, the International Baccalaureate Program is best suited to students who are seeking to challenge themselves academically. The IB Learner Profile identifies students who are naturally inquisitive, motivated, self-directed, and open-minded risk-takers. It may be the highly motivated overachiever, but it may also be the student who is very intelligent and contemplative, but is not achieving to his or her ability because he or she seems bored in the regular program and would benefit from an accelerated or enriched program of study.

The IB Program does not require candidates to be straight ‘A’ students, but allows for a balance of strengths and needs in different subject areas. The most important factors are the student’s own individual motivation and strong work ethic.

The deadline for applications to the IB Program is March 14, and the application as well as instructions for the application process can be found on the Holy Heart website at

For the purpose of course selections for grade 10 pre IB students, the following are some of the advanced courses of study that MUST be completed at the end of Grade 10:
Math 1201 + Math 2200 + Canadian History 1201 or Histoire du Canada 1231
Science 1206 + science choices (Chemistry 2202 & Chemistry 3202) OR (Biology 2201 & Physics 2204)
English 1201

For further information please contact:

Sheldon Barry
Holy Heart of Mary High School
tel: (709) 754-1600
fax:(709) 754-0855