International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students aged 3-12. It provides a framework for learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The PYP emphasizes intellectual change, encouraging students to make conceptual connections between their studies in traditional subjects to the real-world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global awareness, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
Anasazi Elementary School is proud to be an International Baccalaureate® (IB) accredited school in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) as of February 2023 - the 8th PYP school in the state of Arizona. With this authorization, Scottsdale Unified School District now offers a complete IB curriculum from kindergarten through high school at Anasazi Elementary School (PYP), Mountainside Middle School (MYP), and Desert Mountain High School (MYP & DP).
IB World Schools share a common philosophy and an international-mindedness, a holistic view of teaching and learning through units of inquiry, and a strong emphasis on communication and acquiring a second language. The intellectual rigor of the International Baccalaureate program gives our students a competitive advantage in our increasingly global economy. It also builds on our school’s mission to be a child-focused community that fosters a rigorous and compassionate educational experience, honoring the diverse learner and empowering all students to be globally competitive and future-ready. IB students take ownership of their learning and develop skills to work effectively with others, becoming thinkers, communicators, inquirers, and creative problem-solvers in the world around them. Our students are on a journey to become active, caring, lifelong learners, helping to create a better and more peaceful world for us to live.
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