International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
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In 2004, Elizabeth Hall School received a federal grant to transform its curriculum into the prestigious International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Elizabeth Hall began offering IB PYP as a prospective school in the fall of 2005 and became fully authorized in 2007.

The IB curriculum offers a rigorous international education that spans the primary, middle and high school years, which is available through Minneapolis Public Schools. These Programmes share a common philosophy and common characteristics. There are only a handful of schools throughout Minnesota that offer the authorized IB Programme.
 
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) website provides an overview of  the IB PYP.
 
International Baccalaureate Organization Mission Statement:

"The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their difference, can also be right."