Candidacy Phase

  • Tinsley Elementary School is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.


    * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.


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    Tinsley Mission, Vision and Tenets



    Eleanor Tinsley Elementary School provides the foundation to empower each scholar to become a life-long learner with the skills needed to thrive in today's global society.



    The Tinsley community has a D.R.E.A.M. in which all scholars will be global graduates who can adapt, collaborate, communicate, think critically, and make sound decisions in the 21st Century.


    Tinsley Tenets

    I am determined to do my best.

    I will respect myself and others.

    I choose to be enthusiastic about my learning.

    I want to achieve academic excellence.

    My goal is mastery in everything.



    A student who intends to request Tinsley as a school choice must have an attendance rate of 98% or higher.


    Tinsley IB Coordinator, Ambriell Smith 

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