• AA International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is currently in the candidacy phase of development and is being planned for implementation at Mitchell Elementary School for the fall of 2017.

    Students and families who want an exceptional educational experience choose the PYP at Mitchell because it includes

    • Six subject areas: language, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and physical and health education
    • A track record of success with a wide variety of students, learners and families
    • Support from our partnership with the University of Michigan Shoool of Education
    • A balanced approach to instruction including defined social emotional learning strategies through the use of:
    • Student developed inquiries: investigations and experiences about important ideas that allow for a high level of engagement
    • Student experiences that connect to local and global communities:  who we are, where are we in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves, sharing the planet
    • World language instruction: students in Kindergarten through grade 2 learn Spanish while students in grade 3 through grade 5 choose between Spanish and Arabic
    • The Fifth Grade Exhibition: students carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry project with teacher guidance.

    More Primary Years Programme Information:

    Come check us out:  Learn About IB at Mitchell, April 25, 6:30-7:30 PM - An information session new families interested in exploring PreK-12th grade International Baccalaureate opportunities in Ann Arbor starting with the Primary Years Programme at Mitchell. We will also share basic information about the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme in Ann Arbor.

    Questions can be directed to:

    Wendy Rothman
    PYP Facilitator
    Ann Arbor Public Schools

    Kevin Karr
    K-12 Ann Arbor Interantional Baccalaureate Facilitator
    Ann Arbor Public Schools