IB Primary Years Programme

Central Elementary is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) school. The IB PYP uses student interest to study topics that are of importance in the world in which we live.

At an IB World School, students build on previous knowledge, develop an understanding of their world, take action, and reflect on their learning. At each grade level students learn about the 6 Transdisciplinary Themes, what we want to learn, focusing on different concepts within each theme from pre-school to 5th grade.

  • Who We Are
  • Where We Are in Place and Time
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • How the World Works
  • How We Organize Ourselves
  • Sharing the Planet

Each unit is referred to as a Unit of Inquiry (UOI). All of the units from pre-school to 5th grade together are referred to as the Programme of Inquiry (POI).

Central staff and students strive to be life long learners who represent the Learner Profile:

  • Balanced
  • Caring
  • Communicator
  • Inquirer
  • Knowledgeable
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Reflective
  • Thinker

IBO mission statement:

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end to IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Central Elementary Programme of Inquiry:  Central Elementary POI 10_27_16 (1).pdf


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