IB PYP at Overlook Elementary School


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     PYP Update

    Overlook Elementary School spent last year reviewing our program to see how we're meeting the needs of our school community through IB philosophy, standards, and practices. We found positive results in most areas and determined ways to provide even greater support to our students and families. The IB organization has an Evaluation Team scheduled for early October 2021. They will work with us to ensure our success as an Authorized IB World School. We will share the evaluation report with the school community when it arrives in the next few months.

    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 Overlook Mission:

    Overlook Elementary School’s mission is to build a community that strives to elevate all stakeholders, eliminate all gaps, and educate the whole child as a lifelong learner.


    The Overlook Vision:

    Overlook Elementary School guides students to take ownership of their learning and prepares them to be valued members of a global community by taking action for themselves and others.  

    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.