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Anasazi is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) accredited school

  • 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)

    The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. The PYP’s inquiry-based curriculum framework creates a community of future-focused learners that is able to engage critically and meaningfully across subject matters. As part of being an authorized IB PYP school, Anasazi Elementary School provides a world language offering of Spanish as a specials class for all students kinder - 5th grade.

    The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring students who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Inquiry learning helps students learn while building on what they already know. Students create meaning through a hands-on approach to learning, gaining understanding, and having student agency and providing action. Our goal is to develop lifelong learners through the process of inquiry. Through the IB curriculum, students become independent learners capable of in-depth critical thinking and reflection. 

    IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students. The framework provided by the IB curriculum provides our students with a dynamic, relevant and valuable education that they will need to be successful in an interconnected world. IB takes our district’s vision of providing ‘world-class, future-focused learning’ to that next level.

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Anasazi Academic Programs

  • World Language - Spanish Offering

    Anasazi is using the Global Language Project (GLP) curriculum to support Spanish language acquisition. Instruction provided by a bilingual HQ elementary teacher includes games, songs and chants. We strive for 80% of instruction to be delivered in the target language of Spanish.

    Anasazi students, grades K-5, participate in a world language program offering with a minimum of 45 instructional minutes a week. The objective is to build skills and language acquisition.

    Pre-kindergarten students also have Spanish world language exposure with a certified teacher.

    This program exposes students to a new language, as well as a new culture.

    Inquiries about the program: 480.484.7300


    When entering the PACT room, you’ll be positive that you’re in Mrs. C’s room. This is where the PACT classes are taught. In PACT, we do amazing things. For example, balancing an egg three inches off the ground with just dry spaghetti, marshmallows, name tags, and straws. We also enjoy other activities such as building structures with straws, solving problems, puzzles or learning new games. Two of our favorite games are Set and Quiddler and you can find them here.