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Port Moody Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
IB Programme Registration Information

​PMSS IB Applications

Due to the on-going Covid-19 situation, the intake process for PMSS' IB programme requires us to be flexible and adapt our processes as needed. We ask that interested students and parents remain flexible and periodically check here for updates. In January, specific exam day information will be sent to confirmed applicants who have met the application deadline.

Please be advised that as a School District 43 programme of choice, for grade 9, priority is given first to Canadian and Permanent Resident students living in SD 43, then to those living outside SD 43, and then to international students.

Each year we may have a limited number of placements available for grade 10 or grade 11 students. The procedure for these students will be the same as for grade 9 applicants, though the assessment expectations will be different.

To recover the additional costs of the programme, PMSS will charge a flat fee each year in grade 9, 10 and 11. In grade 12, we will charge the exam registration fees as assessed by the IBO.

Step 1:

Attend one of our information nights in the gym at Port Moody Secondary:

November 30th at 6:30 pm or December 1st at 6:30 pm.

Determine if the IB Programme is the best choice to meet your secondary school educational needs. There are a wide variety of excellent programmes available to all students of School District 43.

Information about the IB Diploma can be found online at

For information specific to Port Moody's implementation of the Diploma and our Pre-DP grade 9 and 10 classes, see the pdf to the right of this page.

If you have any further questions, contact Mr. Sean Lenihan (, the I.B. Coordinator, at the school for information. 

Step 2:

Complete the online application forms linked below before 4:00 pm on December 16th.

  1. Online Form: PMSS IB Application: Student Information
  2. Online Form: PMSS IB Application: Student Background
Either pick up a copy in person at the information sessions or download, print and provide a copy of the confidential teacher referral to a current teacher. The teacher will complete the form, seal into an envelope, sign the back flap, and return to the student who will bring it with them to the intake assessment session on January 14th.
  1. 2023 Confidential Teacher Report.pdf(completed by current year teacher)

We will not be requiring a student report card.

Step 3:

Attend the testing session on Saturday January 14th, 2023 at PMSS. Details will be sent to you in January with a final communication before the 14th.

Only applicants who submit applications by the December 16th (4:00 pm) deadline will be permitted to participate in one of the testing sessions. If your application is not received on time, we recommend that you re-apply for the 2023-24 school year.

We plan to hold 4 different types of assessment:

Mathematics- 60 minutes, general mathematical ability test, not connected to any grade level or curriculum

Writing- 45 minutes, English language response  

Reading- 45 minutes, English language comprehension

Interactive Creativity- 45 minutes, small group problem solving task

There are no pre-exam prep materials such as study guides available. Please do not contact PMSS requesting exam specific information or study guides.

Step 4:

All applicants will be contacted as to the status of their applications by email on January 27th at 4 pm. If you do not receive notification, please check your junk mail folder. If you do not receive an email, contact the school on Tuesday, January 31st. Occasionally, it has been our experience that email address have been misreported on the application.

Step 5:

Successful applicants will confirm their acceptance of the offer by email to PMSS by February 2nd, 2023 by 4:00 pm. A non-response to the offer will be understood to be a decline, and we will proceed to the next student on the waitlist. 

Step 6:

Course selection for second language and electives will take place online before the end of February- more details to come.

Port Moody Secondary School

300 Albert Street, Port Moody BC
V3H 2M5
604-939-6656 604-937-8057
Office hours 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Spring Break and Summer Office hours 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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