Initially authorized in 2003, we were the first school in the Midwest to be be designated as a Primary Years Programme School by the prestigious International Baccalaureate organization. This year we are proud to celebrate our 13th year of programme implementation, and we are extremely proud of how far we have come in the past 13 years. Being an IB school means that our students think globally as they ask questions (inquire), explore issues hands-on, and take action to solve problems. Also important to the Primary Years Programme is the learner profile. We embed the learner profile into the curriculum and the school climate. Students are encouraged to exemplify the learner profile and attitudes on a daily basis in order to become open-minded global citizens.
The small size of our school makes room for lots of personal attention, and we take warm interest and pride in our students. We offer specialized coursework in art, physical education and Mandarin Chinese. Some of our additional enrichment activities include band, choir, theater, dance, Lego League, Lego Robotics, Renwable Energy Club, special-interest research teams and other various clubs.
Big-World Focus with Small-School Attention
We’re a school of approximately 400 students, located in the beautiful Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. As a St. Paul magnet school for areas D and F, we welcome all our students and love our diverse community of learners. The size of our school allows us to give students true personal attention while bringing a global perspective to education with the IB-PYP curriculum.