• C.B. Jennings International Elementary Magnet School is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).

International Education Pathway

  • The International Baccalaureate Program anchors the core of the learning experience at C.B. Jennings International Elementary Magnet School and encourages students to become active, self-driven learners that are culturally open and aware of the opportunities and challenges in a diverse and changing world.

    In Kindergarten – 5th grade, the International Education Magnet Pathway provides an enriching environment that;

    • Values the whole child
    • Nurtures and develops students as caring, active participants in the lifelong journey of learning
    • Fosters students' intellectual curiosity
    • Provides opportunities for second language acquisition for ALL students
    • Empowers students to take action to change the world and make it a better place
    • Incorporates integrated thematic units of study that promote guided inquiry-based learning
    • Includes direct instruction in Library Media Arts for ALL students


  • What is IB?

  • What is Primary Years Programme (PYP)?

  • I.B. Learner Profile

  • Assessment Policy

  • Language Policy


  • What are the advantages of an IB Education?

  • Does the PYP have a specific set of standards?

  • Does implementing an IB programme mean my child’s school will not teach local or national standards such as the Common Core?

  • When do students start and finish the PYP? When do they transition to the MYP?

  • Do IB Teachers receive special Training?

  • What is my role in the PYP? How can I learn more about the IB and PYP?