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International Baccalaureate- Primary Years Program

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Anderson Mill Elementary School fosters curiosity and global mindedness through innovative, inquiry-based, real-world learning experiences. We embrace diversity and develop lifelong learners by providing equitable support to scholars and community.

Anderson Mill Vision Statement

Anderson Mill Elementary School inspires scholars to achieve their fullest potential as lifelong learners and global citizens in an environment where poverty does not predict success.

Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) Learner Profile*

The philosophy of the Primary Years Programme is expressed in a series of desired traits that characterize learners with an international perspective. They create a profile of a PYP student, and at Anderson Mill we intend to teach and model these traits so that every student grows toward this profile:

Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have skills necessary to conduct purposeful research. They enjoy learning and will for life.

They set out to apply thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and solve complex problems.

They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.

They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are courageous and well-spoken in defending those things in which they believe.

In school they have explored themes that are globally important and have acquired a great deal of significant knowledge.

They have a strong understanding of moral reasoning, integrity, honesty, fairness and justice.

They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.

They respect the views, values and traditions of other people and cultures and are always willing to consider a range of points of view.

They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and person well-being.

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

*Information above is excerpted in a modified form from the IBO’s “School’s Guide to The Primary Years Programme” document.


Contact Information

PYP Coordinator

Jan Zimmern

(512) 428-3766