International Baccalaureate

Charles Hay World School Mission Statement

At Charles Hay World School, we implement evidence-based instruction to grow each child, utilize the positive willpower of each child, and provide a balance of engagement in academics: the arts, physical education, the sciences, life skills, language, emotional well-being and empathy for others.

What makes Charles Hay World School stand out from other elementary schools?

Charles Hay is the only elementary school in Englewood to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program for all students, from kindergarten through sixth grade.

  • Spanish as a second language instruction for all students

  • Opportunities for community-based and service learning experiences

  • Year round physical education, STEAM and music for all students

  • K-1 and 2-6 Grade Musical Performance

  • Extensive offering of after-school clubs addressing a variety of interests

What is IB Education?

The Primary Years Programme is an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning, in which teachers’ and students’ questions direct the learning, and is taught worldwide in over 140 countries. IB is recognized for its rigor, high quality and global emphasis. The focus is on the acquisition of essential knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes, and incorporating meaningful and relevant action into our learning. Every student at Charles Hay is considered a part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and is taught to become a critical thinker and responsible citizen. Learn more here: PYP for Parents

What are the advantages of an IB curriculum? 

The IB curriculum prepares our students with 21st century skills. Students are encouraged to learn more about the world, think outside the box, research and note-take effectively, critique sources of information, communicate effectively with their peers and adults, and to solve problems in constructive ways. IB students gain multicultural understanding and an international perspective for an ever-changing world.  Additionally, our curriculum reinforces the commitment to community and service and the impact our actions have on our world.

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