International Baccalaureate Candidate School *

Mission Statement:

The mission of Portage Path CLC is to empower students to become knowledgeable and compassionate lifelong learners who have an appreciation of and respect for all people and who inquire and take action to create a more peaceful world. 

Our Mission Statement is aligned with the IB Mission Statement.

Assessment Policy 

Language Policy

Portage Path Community Learning Center Brochure

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) aims to develop internationally-minded students who demonstrate the attributes of the IB Learner Profile by ensuring that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. An essential part of our student learning is the action cycle, which encourages students to take action to make a positive difference in the world around them at school, at home, in the community and beyond. Learn more about the IB PYP program by clicking here.

IB Learner Profile

Our students are encouraged to develop ten attributes specific to IB: Caring, Principled, Open-minded, Inquirer, Knowledgeable, Thinker, Communicator, Caring, Risk-taker, Balanced and Reflective. Read more about the IB Learner Profile.  

*Statement of Candidacy

Portage Path CLC is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

 *Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 

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