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    Mitchell Elementary School is authorized as a world school logo World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP). 

    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:

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools is excited to offer the PYP at Mitchell as an important key to ensuring "IB for All" as students progress down the IB pathway in Ann Arbor from Mitchell to Scarlett to Huron.

    IB for All

    Questions can be directed to:

    Wendy Rothman
    PYP Facilitator
    Ann Arbor Public Schools
    rothman@aaps.k12.mi.us

    Kevin Karr
    K-12 Ann Arbor Interantional Baccalaureate Facilitator
    Ann Arbor Public Schools
    karrk@aaps.k12.mi.us

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