Ellis Elementary School
 
International Baccalaureate
 
Primary Years Programme

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What is the Primary Years Programme?

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The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Ellis Elementary offers an exciting way for students to learn.   Ellis ES  became  authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School in 2012 and is one of the five elementary schools in Prince William County with a PYP program.  

IB World Schools share a common  philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education  Through questioning and an inquiry-driven approach, students become actively engaged in their learning. The interaction of students and their teacher creates an exciting atmosphere of discovery. 

Students are guided by their teacher with the opportunity to make their own decisions in their learning.  We help students develop "agency" -- which means we give students the tools to direct their learning within the guidelines that are set in the classroom.


Through the 6-year PYP program at Ellis, teachers link the Virginia Standards of Learning to six units called, Transdisciplinary Units.  The program goes beyond simply teaching curriculum.  PYP is designed to help students become globally-minded, critical thinkers who develop a love of learning. 



For More Information Please visit the IB website  IBO Website 
or click on the link below to review our IB PYP Brochure:
 Brochure - IB Program - Ellis.pdf
Brochure - IB Program - Ellis - Spanish.pdf