Why IB?

Did You Know?

  • Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations. 

  • Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!

  • The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.

  • In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.  

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

Why IB?

What are the advantages of taking IB?

A unified program that educates the whole person

  • Theory of Knowledge class, and its integration into all the subjects, allows students to ask how we know what we know
  • CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) allows students to develop themselves physically, creatively, and in their relationships with others.
  • The program is built on a philosophy of global-mindedness, emphasizing connections across cultures.
  • The IB Learner Profile informs the entire program, emphasizing the character traits that will make students successful global citizens.
  • Opportunity to learn with like-minded peers in a collaborative, not competitive, environment.
  • Students are encouraged throughout the program to reflect on their learning process.

Better preparation for university

  • Develop the work habits, thinking and communication skills that will make you successful in the future. IB trains you to be a learner by training you to ask challenging questions, think critically, and develop your research skills.
  • Research has shown that IB students consistently achieve higher university grades, enrollment rates, retention rates and graduation rates than the rest of their national cohorts.

World-renowned assessment

  • IB’s worldwide resources allow it to use sophisticated, relevant assessment tools and strategies that no individual school could provide. In an age where high school marks are increasingly unreliable predictors of university success, IB grades are recognized as reliable indicators of student achievement, and thus, are sought after by universities around the world.

World-renowned curriculum development

  • All curricula are renewed every seven years, so every subject reflects the latest in theory and educational practice.
  • Curricula are developed independently of government and national education systems, representing research and best practice from a global community of over 4500 IB World Schools, while maintaining application to local contexts.

Quality practice

  • All IB teachers and administrators are required to attend training workshops with other IB teachers from around the world.
  • As an IB World School, Luther College submits to an external review every five years that produces recommendations to improve or update all aspects of the school’s practice.

University recognition

  • Universities around the world provide scholarships, transfer credits and other privileges in their efforts to recruit IB students.