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

PMSS IB Applications

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the intake process for PMSS' IB programme will be different this year than in past years. This situation continues to be very fluid and may necessitate changes to our planned process so we ask that interested students and parents remain flexible and check back here for updates.

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 to apply is the same as for grade 9 applicants.

To recover the additional costs of the programme, PMSS will charge a flat fee each year in grade 9 and 10. In grades 11 and 12, we will charge the exam registration and exam fees from IBO.  Fees are due at the start of each school year.

Application Components

Thank you for your interest in the IB programme at PMSS. This year, we are using a hybrid application process requiring 3 components. Applications open at 8:00 a.m. on December 1st and will close at 4:00 p.m. on December 11th.

2021 Application: Demographic Information: Application Part 1

This form must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on December 11th, 2020.
You cannot save part way through so please complete in one session.
You will not receive a confirmation email.
You will receive notification in January as to place and time for your assessment on January 16.

2021 Application: Background Information: Application Part 2

This form must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on December 11th, 2020. You cannot save part way so please complete in one session. You will not receive a confirmation email.

2021 Application: Report Card: please submit before January 8th, 2021.

Email a PDF copy of the most recent report card to PMSSIBreport@sd43.bc.ca.


Step 1:

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 www.ibo.org.

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 (slenihan@sd43.bc.ca), the I.B. Coordinator, at the school for information. 

Step 2:

Complete the online registration and application forms on this page.

These will be available from 8:00am on December 1st until 4:00 p.m. on December 11th, 2020.

Step 3:

Attend your assigned testing session on Saturday January 16, 2021 at PMSS.

Only applicants who submit applications by the December 11 deadline will be permitted to participate in one of the testing sessions.

There will be separate sessions for students from individual schools held in our gymnasium, allowing us to maintain a minimum of 2 m distance between candidates and allowing cleaning between sessions.

All applicants will be expected to wear face masks and bring their own writing implements.

There will only be two assessments for each session:

Mathematics- 30 minutes, general mathematical ability test, not connected to any grade level or curriculum

Writing- 30 minutes, English language response.  

Step 4:

All applicants will be contacted as to the success of their applications by email on January 29 at or shortly after 4 pm. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you do not receive an email to your inbox.

Step 5:

Successful applicants will return their acceptance of the offer by email to PMSS by February 5, 2021.  No response, and responses other than confirming acceptance (examples: requests to extend response deadline or defer placement), will be considered as a declined offer as of February 5th @ 4:00pm.

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 moodysecondaryoffice@sd43.bc.ca
Office hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our school strives to keep our community informed. However, during urgent events, visit www.sd43.bc.ca to ensure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information.