The International Baccalaureate (IB) instructional approach reflects real life by encouraging learning within and beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into relevant local, community and worldwide issues. A school wide wireless network connects 500+ student/teacher laptops for curriculum integration to provide in depth research & multimedia presentations, and enhance the inquiry nature of the curriculum. Learning opportunities provide for individual and collaborative planning and research and a strong foundation for lifelong learning, as well as encouraging community service, action and reflection. At all grade levels, students develop basic Spanish skills and explore different cultures. Specialists in Art, Music, and P.E. promote imagination, communication, creativity and original thinking as these subjects further strengthen our IB curriculum.
The IB Primary Years Programme At Sanderlin
James Sanderlin K-8 became an authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) in February 2007, under the umbrella of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization. Sanderlin's IB Primary Years Programme focuses on stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning. Through the 10 traits of the IB learner profile, our school aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. With our goal of developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who want to make a difference in making the world a better and more peaceful place for all, IB themes of global significance are explored each year from PreK through 5th grade.
What are the beliefs and values that drive the International Baccalaureate Programmes?
The aim of all IB programmes, PYP, MYP, and Diploma, is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. Take Action!
Mission statement of International Baccalaureate OrganizationThe 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 the 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.
For more infomation about IB Primary Years Programme visit: http://www.ibo.org/pyp/