• How is an IB education different than a traditional education?

    International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

    We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

    IB programme frameworks can operate effectively with national curricula at all ages; more than 50% of IB World Schools are state-funded.

    The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:

    • encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
    • develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
    • encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
    • develop multilingual students

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    IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP)

    Within IB there are four programmes, two of which are offered at Sand Creek International. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are enrolled in the PYP, students in 6th grade through 8th grade will be enrolled in the MYP. We are a fully authorized PYP school, and with the addition of middle school grades, we are now a candidate school for MYP and are in the process of developing our middle school IB curricular units. 

    Our Programme of Inquiry (POI) - this outlines the curriculum we teach Kindergarten - 5th grade. Each grade level teaches six instructional units each year that address the transdisciplinary themes of IB. 

    Sand Creek International K-5 POI

    We have also developed several policies that outline school systems within our IB Programme:

    Assessment Policy (in English)     Assessment Policy (in Spanish)

    Language Policy

    Special Education Policy