Philosophy

We believe that:

The PYP program is challenging to all learners, and we believe in the importance of the IB learner Profile (inquirers, risk-takers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, knowledgeable, balanced, and reflective).

Healthy relationships and effective communication between all members of the community, especially between students and teachers, is the key to school success.

Providing a caring environment where everyone involved with the school, including parents, staff and students, has an important role in making the school a community of learners.

Students learn best when they are happy at school and actively involved in their own learning.

Learning is personal as each student is unique in his or her own interests, aptitudes and learning styles.

The needs of each individual ought to be met so that each student has opportunities to excel.

Internationally-minded people are those who strive to learn about the values and beliefs of their own culture so that they can better understand those found in their host country and elsewhere in the world. Internationally-minded people are world citizens who seek out commonalities and also appreciate differences between cultures so that they can bridge cultural divides and help create a more peaceful world.