The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is a curriculum framework recognised and welcomed by leading universities around the world.

International Baccalaureate students:

  • are motivated to think critically and solve complex problems
  • use their skills and knowledge to drive their learning
  • are culturally aware, through international studies and the development of a second language 
  • can adapt to succeed in a globalised, rapidly changing world
  • engage with people from diverse backgrounds.

Canberra Grammar School offers the Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Diploma Program (DP).

Primary Years Programme

The Diploma Programme

For students aged 3-12, the PYP has become a world leader in future-focused education. The programme nurtures and develops young people as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. It is widely considered the best educational practice that anticipates and evolves to the challenges and opportunities young students face in the 21st century.

The programme builds a strong learning community by encouraging healthy, respectful relationships and setting students up as learning agents. Through this agency, students are driven to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes to make a positive difference in their lives, communities, and the world.


For students aged 16-19, the DP is centred on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and a project that often involves community service. These components broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world ways.

The DP is academically challenging and addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. Its curriculum is designed to help students discover the world and their place in it as open-minded, knowledgeable thinkers.

DP graduates are highly desired by universities and employers alike. IB students are more likely than their peers to complete their undergraduate degrees and pursue graduate work. They are also more likely to engage in non-academic aspects of university life.

Canberra Grammar School works with the IB to provide our students with the highest level of international education.