1000 Willow Drive
Carter Lake, IA 51510 (view map)
P (712) 347-5876
F (712 ) 347-5273

International Baccalaureate Candidate School

Carter Lake Elementary is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program candidate school. We will be applying to become an authorized IB World School during the 2016-17 school year and hope to become an authorized IB school during the 2017-18 school year.

The Primary Years Program (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. The PYP presents a balanced curriculum that emphasizes the development of five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitude, and action.

The PYP follows an inquiry-based approach to student learning (involving students in questioning, exploration, research, and critical thinking to take ownership of their learning). Students’ inquiry is framed by six transdisciplinary themes:

  • Sharing the planet
  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works, and
  • How we organize ourselves

For further information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org.