Woodmoor Elementary is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

As a Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school, students at Woodmoor Elementary follow an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary approach designed to enhance students’ understanding and develop their skills and knowledge. Along with their academic studies, students cultivate skills and qualities to support them as life-long learners and engaged, global citizens. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 participate in the Spanish Language program.

Our Mission: It is the mission of Woodmoor Elementary School to provide a transdisciplinary learning program that develops internationally minded inquirers who will engage in the creation of a more peaceful world through intercultural respect and understanding.

Our Philosophy: Woodmoor Elementary School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are active lifelong learners seeking to create a better, more peaceful world.

* Only school authorized by the International Baacalaureate can offer any four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

** Mission Statement from the IB 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 the schools, government and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the worlds to become active, compassionate and lifelong learner who understand that other people, with their difference, can also be right.

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Assessment Policy

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Language Policy

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Units of Inquiry: Concepts, knowledge, skills, and action are a focus of the units of inquiry. The units of inquiry address six themes, provided by the International Baccalaureate™ Organization.

Who we are
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Where we are in place and time
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

How we express ourselves
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How the world works
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we organize ourselves
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

The Learner Profile: The learner profile represents ten attributes valued by the IB™. These attributes help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities. Below are the descriptions of the learner profiles, from the International Baccalaureate™.

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.