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Sargeant and Eich are now offering the IB

Sargeant Elementary Eich Middle School  
Two feeder schools to Oakmont are now offering IB Programs!

This is a very exciting time for our IB community, with the combined IB programs we now have a clear pathway from Primary school through to High School, this is what is known as the 'Continuum of IB' education.

Each of the programs inspired by the IB mission statement-
  • has a strong international dimension
  • develops intercultural understanding
  • requires study across a broad range of subjects
  • includes both individual subjects and interdisciplinary areas
  • gives special emphasis to learning languages
  • focuses on developing skills for lifelong learning
  • provides opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and research
  • encourages students to become responsible, active members of their community

IB Primary Years Programme
Sergeant Elementary School has now finished the process to become an IB Primary Years Program (PYP) School. For more information please visit their website HERE or contact the IB Coordinator- Regina DeArcos

The PYP is for students aged 3-12.
The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.

The program incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. The themes include ‘who we are’, ‘where we are in place and time’ and ‘how the world works’.

The PYP curriculum provides schools with a curriculum framework of five essential elements- knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

Schools work with the elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education.
The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3–12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.
The IB Primary Years Program Model
PYP Programme Model

IB Middle Years Programme
W.T. Eich Middle School is now an IB Middle Years Program (MYP).  We are excited to welcome them to the IB continuum of learning. To read more about Eich Middle School IB, see their website HERE and IB info page HERE or contact the IB Coordinator- Lisa Shrider
The MYP is for students aged 11-16.
The MYP is a five-year program, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats. The challenging framework encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. It empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers. 

The MYP curriculum provides a broad and balanced education for early adolescents comprising of eight subject groups.
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and literature
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Physical and health education
  • Design

The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group in each year of the program. In years 4 and 5, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups within certain limits, to provide greater flexibility in meeting local requirements and individual student learning needs.

The IB Middle Years Program Model

MYP Programme Model