Chimborazo Elementary School is the first Elementary School in Central Virginia to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program!
TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES & PROGRAM OF INQUIRY
The IB Primary Years Program is distinguished by its inclusion of six transdisciplinary themes.
These themes provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues across the curriculum. These in-depth inquiries relate to the world beyond the school and are relevant and engaging. Students who learn in this way begin to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as learners and become actively involved with their education. They are expected to work in a variety of ways, on their own and in groups, to allow them to learn to their best advantage. Each theme is addressed each year by all students, and units of study last for several weeks. (Students in Pre-Kindergarten engage with four of the themes each year.)
The mission of Chimborazo Elementary School, as a foundation for infinite possibilities, is for highly qualified, competent and passionate educators to prepare all students to become productive, enthusiastic, inquisitive and critical thinkers who have good moral values and are inspired through endless possibilities in a global society, supported by families and communities.