Since 1996, GNS has been proud to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum School. We are proud of our unique 'IB Advantage': a 21st-Century approach which educates the whole child and creates global thinkers.
The IB is a world-renowned educational programme for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Through inquiry-based and experiential learning, the IB continuum offers an enriched course of study delivered by specially trained educators that prepares students to be committed, creative and compassionate citizens of the world.
GNS is authorized to offer three IB programmes:
Within the framework of the PYP and the MYP, our teachers follow the prescribed British Columbia curriculum using an approach to teaching that engages the learner. The DP is an internationally standardized, enriched curriculum that includes first-year university concepts and material. Students' learning in the IB is inquiry based and focussed on critical thinking, allowing them to develop not only their academic skills, but also their character. The IB Learner Profile aims to develop internationally minded people, who strive to be: inquiring, knowledgeable, thinking, communicative, principled, openminded, caring, risk-taking, balanced, reflective and persevering.
Overall, the IB nurtures a commitment to learning as a life-long process, challenging students to take thoughtful action with their newly-acquired knowledge and skills.