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Primary Years Program

Primary Years Program (PYP)


 Dillon Valley Elementary School became an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) School in March 2007. Dillon Valley offers its program in a dual language setting (Spanish-English). The Primary Years Program (PYP) is for all students ages 3-12. It focuses on the development of the whole child, guiding them to develop their intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills as well as academics.

Students at Dillon Valley are taught using an inquiry based curriculum. This approach to learning empowers students by becoming aware of how they learn so they will become more confident and responsible life-long learners. The IB reflects real life events by encouraging children to apply learning beyond the classroom walls. Students explore meaningful, in-depth issues that have local, national and international relevance. As a result of students’ studies, children at Dillon Valley are continually encouraged to engage in meaningful action” to create a better and more peaceful world”.

IB Mission Statement

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.

History of IBO

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) was established in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. There are 1,182 authorized IB world schools in 101 countries. The IBO offers a wide range of services to the schools authorized to administer its programmes, such as curriculum and assessment development, teacher training and seminars.


I.B.O. Educational Philosophy

Through comprehensive and balanced curriculum coupled with challenging assessments, the International Baccalaureate Organization aims to assist schools in their endeavors to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of the international understanding and responsible citizenship, to the end that IB students may become critical and compassionate thinkers, life-long learners and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life.

-International Baccalaureate Organization
From the mission statement of I.B.O.



PYP Visión General

La Escuela Primaria Dillon Valley llegó a ser un autorizado Bachillerato Internacional Programa de Primario Años (PYP) en el 2007 de marzo. La escuela Dillon Valley ofrece su programa en una posición de doble idiomas (español-inglés). El Programa de Los Años Primarios (PYP) es para todos los estudiantes de edad 3-12. Se centra en el desarrollo del niño entero, para guiararlos en el desarrollar de sus habilidades intelectual, personal, emocional y la aptitud para el trato social así como académicos.

Los estudiantes en la escuela de Dillon Valley son enseñados utilizando una currículo basado en la investigación. Este enfoque de aprendizaje permite a los estudiantes hacer concientes a cómo aprenden para que llegen a ser estudiantes más seguros y responsables de toda la vida. El IB refleja acontecimientos de la vida diaria por animar a niños para aplicar aprendiendo más allá de las paredes de aula. Los estudiantes exploran asuntos significativos y profundos que tienen aplicabilidad local, nacional e internacional. Como resultado de los estudios de los estudiantes, los niños en Dillon Valley son favorecidos continuamente a comprometerse en una acción significativa" para crear un mejor mundo y mundo más pacífico". (Declaración de Misión del IB)

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