Pre-K – GRADE 5

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) offered at over 900 authorized schools worldwide, is a guided inquiry-based teaching method that centers on student questions. Rather than working through a standard lesson and learning facts, students study a central idea by creating and exploring their own questions.

Through this concept-driven process, students gain deep content understanding while learning the skills to acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge. It is those skills that enable children to become independent learners, capable of pursuing knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life.


As a candidate IB school, this year, each grade level will write, teach, and reflect on three (of the six) PYP units! Check out the developmentally appropriate and globally significant concepts we will teach this winter. 

Pre-K: Behavior and communication are expressed in different forms. 

Kindergarten: People tell stories to share history. 

Grades 1: How families live around the world is shaped by their environment.

Grade 2: Being good stewards of the Earth is our right and responsibility. 

Grades 3/4: Regions are formed based on shared characteristics.

Grade 5: Different perspectives can cause conflict.

Helpful Links: 

PYP Parent Pack

Learner Profile Flyer

check out pyp in action 

April 3, 2019

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is such a robust framework for teaching and learning it is helpful to take a step back every so often and remind ourselves of the basics. Now that we are on our third year as a candidate IB school, how much of the IB framework below are you familiar with? Our IB PYP Coordinator is always here to talk in more detail! Meaghan Roach (

March 19, 2019

Ms Eaton's 1st grade 

We checked on our garlic plants and planted onions and lettuce. We added compost to freshen up our garden bed! It was the PERFECT day for garden!!! 

December 14, 2018

Play in a PYP classroom involves choice, promotes agency (having the power to act) and provides opportunities to inquire into important concepts and personal interests.

This school year, Mrs. Halvorson's students will explore the the central ideas of 'We have friends at school', 'God created the world and each of us because he loves us', We move our bodies in different ways in different spaces', and 'Exploring books helps us le...

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