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.
The School at St. George Place is an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school received its authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization in May 2014. The School at St. George Place embraced the IB curriculum framework for young learners aged 3–12 designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Founded on a philosophy that recognizes a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability to reflect, the PYP generates a stimulating, challenging learning environment to nurture those assets and foster a lifelong love of learning in every child. The PYP, like all IB programmes, is transdisciplinary, meaning students learn across subject areas while investigating big ideas.The School at St. George Place Mission StatementThe School at St. George Place empowers individuals to become internationally minded, life-long learners through challenging inquiry-based learning experiences that connect to the world around us. As a community, we embrace developing knowledgeable, compassionate, and open-minded thinkers inspired to take purposeful action in our global community.
The School at St. George Place Vision Statement
We value developing knowledgeable, open-minded thinkers who take action to make the world a better place. The School at St. George Place models teaching and learning practices based on the following beliefs:
- A respectful environment where all students are physically and emotionally safe is essential in developing the whole child.
- Children learn best when challenged and given opportunities make thinking visible in a variety of ways.
- Meaningful authentic learning experiences are the foundation for life-long learning.
- Reflective questioning helps students gain a deeper understanding of their learning and themselves.