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1000th school authorised to offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)

23 May 2013, Montreal, The International Baccalaureate (IB), founded in Geneva, Switzerland, offers several high quality programmes to more than one million students in 144 countries. These programmes are offered to students from the age of 3 to 19, helping to develop international mindedness.

SÉBIQ, the Association of IB Schools in Quebec and the French-speaking world, which supports schools in implementing the programmes, currently counts 181 schools among its members (primary, secondary and further education establishments), all of which offer one of the IB programmes in French.

On 23 May 2013, representatives from SÉBIQ, the IB Global Centre for the Americas, and the Montreal School Board (Commission scolaire de Montréal - CSDM), recognized the 1000th school to be authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

The authorized schools are La Dauversière and Évangéline EVLA, partner schools located at boulevard de l’Acadie in Montréal.

During this event, commemorative plaques were presented to the directors of the schools to recognize the involvement of all the teachers, management staff and other professionals who have supported the establishment of international programmes of education within their schools.

About the International Baccalaureate

Founded in 1968, The International Baccalaureate is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop the citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. The IB currently works with almost 3,600 schools in 144 countries. To learn more, please visit