• IB Primary Years Programme logo on a blue and yellow banner.


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


    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.

    IB PYP at Germantown

    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 PYP Coordinator (Erika Boltz) reviews the basics.


    Intro to PYP Part 1 


    Intro to PYP Part 2


    Exciting Events at Germantown Elementary School!

    Medal of Honor Assembly (2018-2019)

    Germantown was honored to host Sergeant Sammy Davis, AKA the "real" Forrest Gump, and hear his story.

    "You don't lose until you quit trying" -Sergeant Sammy Davis

    Image of student created American Flag made from strips of paper with positive messages.Sergeant Sammy Davis showing his Medal of Honor to a student.

     Sergeant Davis Playing the Harmonica

    Connections Carnival (2018-2019)

    Families of Germantown shared their heritage with food and fun!

    Students and families gathered around a presentation of Iranian Culture.Displays sharing information from Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.


    Camp H2O- Inquiry Camp (2018-2019)

    Students explored water as a natural resource this summer and demonstrated how understanding multiple perspectives can help achieve global goals.

    Students exploring sea creatures in a tub with reference information around them.A classroom display documenting student inquiry as they explore different ideas and properties of water.

     Student Led Conferences (2018-2019)

    Students will explain what their goals are for the school year, discuss learning highlights, and show their family the structure and purpose of Germantown's Primary Years Programme (PYP) portfolio.

    Male student sharing his work with his father during a Student Led Conference.Male student sharing his work with his family during a Student Led Conference.