Pendleton Elementary School was named a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) on November 16, 2021. The IB PYP creates a foundation to nurture and develop young students into lifelong scholars.
The IB Primary Years Programme offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that promotes advanced learning opportunities in students ages three to 12. Pendleton School is pursuing authorization as an IB World School, offering challenging academic curriculum that will develop students’ conceptual understanding, agency and international mindedness.
One of the major components of IB candidacy will be to boost foreign language teaching for in-depth intercultural learning. Languages under consideration for Pendleton are Spanish and Korean.