2520 Huntingtowne Farms Lane
Charlotte, NC 28210
Courier #: 422
P: 980-343-3625  |  F: 980-343-3731 
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP)


Learn more about IB below:

The International Baccalaureate Organization (Website)

HFES POI (2018-19).pdf

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IB Open House Dates

Dates are subject to change. 



What is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme?


The elementary IB programme has been built on the idea that students

can master advanced academic skills if they learn to develop

strong study habits and a love of learning at an early age. 


Learning in the elementary IB programme is focused on themes,

multicultural issues, mastery of essential skills and challenging work for all. 

Students learn to be active citizens and study a foreign language

throughout the entire K-12 IB programme.


Special Features of the Elementary IB


Emphasis on speaking a foreign language in the primary years

Opportunities for accelerated curriculum in writing and speaking

Emphasis on community awareness and service projects

Opportunities for accelerated curriculum in mathematics

Opportunity to develop study skills and introduction

to time management strategies

Greater focus on becoming an independent learner 

able to research and develop projects

Development of a strong academic foundation in all subject areas


The Primary Years Programme of Inquiry Organizing Themes


Who We Are

Where We Are in Place and Time

How We Express Ourselves

How the World Works

How We Organize Ourselves

Sharing the Planet



Primary Years Programme schools develop students who are...













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