The Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute

Proud of Our Past ... Confident in Our Future

GCVI offers a breadth of co-curricular activities including award winning music, art, and drama programmes, as well as a wide range of athletic and student leadership opportunities.

GCVI is located in an historic building in downtown Guelph, with complete WIFI accessibility to support learning in the digital age.

IB @ GCVI News

Grade 8 Applicant Results Are Out!

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Attention grade 8 applicants to our IB Preparatory Program,

Applicant acceptances have been sent out to students and parents as of Wednesday, January 18.  Please contact Heather Buck, the IB Coordinator hbuck@ugcloud if you have not received an email.  A number of email addresses "bounced back" so be rest assured that we will attempt to be in touch as soon as possible.

Also, when responding with your acceptance or decline of offer, STUDENTS should be logged into their ugcloud account on the browser when clicking on the link.  If this does not work for you, please email hbuck@ugcloud with your response.  As it is a very busy time, please do not expect an immediate response.

Thanks for your wonderful applications.

The GCVI IB Team

IB@GC Information Night is Thursday, November 17, 7 pm

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GCVI's IB Information Night is Thursday, November 17, from 7 -9 pm in the GCVI Auditorium.


It is a busy and informative night where you will learn about:


  • The International Baccalaureate Organization
  • The IB Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12)
  • GCVI's Preparatory Program (for grades 9 and 10) leading to the IB Diploma Programme
  • The Application Process for grade 8 students
  • How the IB can work for students from all backgrounds like FI and students with Giftedness
  • The amazing things GCVI has to offer

All are welcome, but particularly those interested in joining the grade 9 Preparatory Program.


Applications for the program will be available starting on November 17 and are due December 2, 2016.  

Please download from this website or pick up from GCVI.  


IB Info Night 2016


Parking at GCVI is always busy. Please refer to the map (click on the link below) to see the nearby streets available for parking.

 GCVI Parking Map 2016

GCVI students official start the IB Diploma Programme

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Congratulations to all of the students who have officially started the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme!  Our Year One (grade 11) students are keen trailblazers who exemlify the iB Learner Profile.  Thanks for being on this journey with us students, parents and teachers - we are so excited to have started the DP!

GCVI named an IB World School!

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Congratulations GCVI on becoming an IB World School! World School

After two years of hard work as a candidate school, GCVI is an official IB World School.  The teachers, administration, students and parents of GCVI should feel proud of the excellence they showed the visiting team and feel confident in the quality program we are offering.  Our school now joins a community of 4200 like-minded public and private schools around the world that value international mindedness that aim to foster in students a sense of social and environmental responsibility, in addition to an excellent academic education.

Being an IB World School means that we are providing students the opportunity to pursue a variety of postsecondary programs ranging from the Sciences to the Fine Arts.  The breadth of the program keeps local and international university doors open.

IB Information Night

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Join us for an introduction to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19th at 7pm in the GCVI Auditorium.  To learn more, see the poster below, or contact us! 


IB Info Night

IB Diploma Programme Course Selections

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At a recent assembly, the Grade 10 students were informed about course selections for their Grade 11 and 12 years as IB DP students.  See the PowerPoint below for more information on course selections.

IB Course Selection PowerPoint 

Grade 10 International Day of Peace Assembly

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On September 21st GCVI celebrated the International Day of Peace. See the newsletter below to learn about the activities in which the Grade 10 Preparatory students participated.

October 2015 Newsletter 

Upcoming Events

Date: Event:
Wed. Jan. 18 CORE Cafe - DP students can work o CAS and EE in lab 211 with snacks!
Fri. Jan 20 Grade 8 applicants hear about acceptance into the Preparatory Program     
Fri. Feb. 17
Grade 9 Prep Program courses due on My Blueprint.  Students will be added to Prep Program sections manually - no IB course codes available on My Blueprint
Wed. Feb. 27 CORE Cafe
Fri. April 21   Year 1 DP - IB University Recruitment Fair
Aug.16 - Aug.30 

Summer Civics Course for Grade 9 Preparatory Program students

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?

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The IB is a non-profit educational foundation that offers four programmes for students ages 3-19. The Diploma Program, offered in Grade 11 and 12, is the program GCVI is a candidate school to offer.

Visit our page What is the International Baccalaureate for complete informationRead More »

Why IB?

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The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect

Visit our page Why Choose IB for complete informationRead More »

How to Apply to the Preparatory Program

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Applications for the Preparatory Program (grade 9 students starting in September 2015) are due on December 5, 2014. Please contact the IB Coordinator Designate, Heather Buck, for more details. To apply for the program you must be a grade 8 student.

Visit our page How to Apply to the Preparatory ProgramRead More »

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