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Pendleton International Baccalaureate PYP

International Baccalaureate's Mission Statement: 

The IB develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.

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. The current foreign language of instruction is Spanish. 

Mabel L. Pendleton School is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Mabel L. Pendleton believes is important for our students.


*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

To view Pendleton's Programme of Inquiry and find out what our scholars are learning at this time, please click on the link below: 

Pendleton's 2023-2024 Programme of Inquiry