Graduating students of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme are outstanding examples of inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people.

We are pleased to announce that Calvyn Siong, a graduating student of the IB Programme for the 2019-2020 school year scored an impressive 42 out of 45 possible points in his studies! Calvyn finished with a 7 out of 7 in his Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Physics courses; the highest score attainable in an IB course. 

“The IB programme has taught me the importance of self-discipline and consistency. I learned to not just simply work hard, but to work smart and efficiently.

Over the last 4 years, I believe that IB has constantly challenged me to strive for greater performance, contributing to a memorable high school experience. It has been a wonderful journey and I am very grateful for my peers, teachers and school staff members who have helped me along the way.”

We wish Calvyn all the best as he begins his studies in Engineering at McMaster University, in the fall of 2020!​

Quick Facts:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School​ in Oakville received accreditation to offer the IB Diploma Programme to students in March, 2012.
  • The IB Diploma Programme curriculum is made up of six subject groups, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Read more about the IB DP curriculum here. 
  • On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, St. Thomas Aquinas will host an Information Session on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. All Grade 8 students and their parents interested in learning more about the IB Programme, requirements and application process are invited to attend.

About the IB Programme

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme offers high quality and challenging educational courses to a worldwide community of schools. Schools must be authorized by IB to offer the Programme. Learn more:​​.​​​​