Carter Lake Elementary was authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School in 2017. We are one of the only schools in the area offering the IB Primary Years Program.
The Primary Years Program (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. The PYP presents a balanced curriculum that emphasizes the development of five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and action.
The PYP follows an inquiry-based approach to student learning (involving students in questioning, exploration, research, and critical thinking to take ownership of their learning). Students’ inquiry is framed by six transdisciplinary themes:
Sharing the planet
Who we are
Where we are in place and time
How we express ourselves
How the world works, and
How we organize ourselves
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org.