Highland Park Elementary School was authorized in 2003 as an official Primary Years Program (PYP) school by the International Baccalaureate Organization. We were the first school in the Midwest to receive this prestigious designation at the elementary level. The PYP curriculum is based in the liberal arts, has an international focus and encourages a hands-on approach to learning.
The International Baccalaureate Organization is a non-profit educational foundation that is recognized leader in the field of international education. It supports schools in encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens. Founded in 1968, the IB Organization currently works with 1,876 schools in 124 countries to offer challenging programs including:
The IB Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. More information is available at www.ibo.org or through Colleen Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org), the IB/PYP coordinator at Highland Park Elementary.