Bennett Elementary has been an authorized International Baccalaureate School since 2005.
For more information about the Primary Years Program, please read through the following documents:
IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) website
The IB Mission Statement
"The International Baccalaureate 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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
The IB describes attributes of international mindedness in the IB learner profile: caring, knowledgeable, thinkers, balanced, reflective, communicators, principled, open-minded, risk-takers, and inquirers.
Education for international mindedness values the world as the broadest context for learning, develops conceptual understanding across a range of subjects (language, math, science, the arts, social studies, and personal, social and physical education) and offers opportunities to inquire, act and reflect.
Components of the PYP
The IB Primary Years Program, for students aged 3–12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It provides an educational framework based upon what is currently known about how young students learn. It draws on best practice in primary/elementary schools worldwide.
Excerpts taken from: www.ibo.org
Key components of the program include:
Additional language instruction (Spanish)
Inquiry based learning