• IB PYP at Germantown Elementary School

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    PYP Updates: 

    This school year, we will be entering a process called, Re-evaluation. In this process we will be working to reauthorize ourselves as an IB PYP School. To do this, we will be getting feedback from all stakeholders to help us reflect on how we are implementing the PYP Programme.

    If you are interested in learning more about the structure of the IB PYP Programme at Germantown, please check out the two videos below where our IB Coordinator (Erika Boltz) reviews the basics.



    Intro to PYP Part 1 


    Intro to PYP Part 2



    The IB Mission: 

    The International Baccalaureate® 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 organization 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 differences, can also be right.


    The Germantown Mission: 

    Image of Eagle with the Germantown Mission and Vision Statements.

     Mission Statement: Germantown Elementary School is a community committed to preparing our students for an increasingly global society.


    Vision Statement: Germantown Elementary staff will collaborate with students, parents, and community members to promote academic excellence for our lifelong learners reflecting a respectful, responsible and safe environment.

    We are looking for new IB (International Baccalaureate) teachers and program coordinators! If you are a creative educator, with a passion for global education, then the IB program may be the right fit for you!

    Please take a look at the following video and text resources and join us in person on April 20th to learn about our program through hands-on experiences and conversation with staff already innovating within AACPS IB schools! Information about the event is below.  Please use the QR code to register by April 15.

    What is the IB?

    Research on the Impact of The IB Programs in the Americas

    If you have any questions, please reach out to maustin1@aacps.org. We hope to see you there!  



    Apply Now!

    JOIN THE IB COHORT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR THE 2023-2024 School Year:  For students in Grade 5 in the fall of 2023, the on-time application portal closed at noon on November 13, 2023. Students may continue to apply as late IB applicants.  Eligible late IB applicants will not go through the magnet lottery but will be added to a late wait list after all of the eligible on-time IB applicants.


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