High Meadows School

770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

High Meadows School

770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

International Baccalaureate PYP


High Meadows School

Address
1055 Willeo Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Contact Info
770.993.2940
info@highmeadows.org

School Hours
Monday – Friday
8:25am – 3:15pm

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

High Meadows School is a certified IB World School for its Primary Years Programme (PYP) focusing on students aged 3-12, or pre-k through fifth grade.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation that aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

For 45 years, the IB has delivered programs designed to engage students in educational learning that equips them for life in the 21st century. IB students embrace their own cultures and are open and responsive to other cultures and views. They are fully engaged, ever curious learners for life.

The cross-disciplinary curricular framework of the IB model allows our students to learn about the interconnectedness across traditional subject areas while encouraging them to take action with their knowledge through projects, advocacy and service. The PYP places a powerful emphasis on inquiry which makes it a perfect companion to our school model.

In their own words – the IB Primary Years Programme explained by IB students and teachers
What is an IB education?

An IB Education:

focuses on learners

The IB’s student-centered programs promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge

develops effective approaches to teaching and learning

IB programs help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success

works within global contexts

IB programs increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues

explores significant content

IB programs offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected

Over

4.2 K

World Schools

More than

75 K

Teachers

More than

1.25 M

Students

The IB Learner Profile

Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

Principled

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Balanced

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Knowledgeable

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Communicators

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Open-Minded

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Risk-Takers

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Reflective

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses to support our learning and personal development.