Carpenter IB World School®

Home of the Explorers

9439 Foster Road, Downey, CA 90242  |  CHARACTER COUNTS Everywhere, all the time!

IB Primary Years Programme

Carpenter Elementary G.L.A.D. is an International Baccalaureate World School. 

The IB Primary Years Programme at Carpenter focuses on helping students discover the value of learning and become lifelong learners. The IB program prepares students to achieve academic success in their educational careers and to become socially aware about the world around them.

Learn more about our IB program here.

What We Offer

Character Counts!
Cognitively Guided Instruction
Tech Team
Parent Outreach
Parent Outreach
21st Century Learning
GATE Program
GATE Program
IB World School
Intervention Program
Intervention Program
Dual Language Immersion
DFEO: Before and After School Programs
Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab


Our Principal

At Carpenter Elementary we evoke a passion for learning within our students through inquiry, tenacity, thinking, perseverance, reflection and communication. We help grow students who are principled and caring, who value cultures and languages, and who are ready to contribute their knowledge with the world.

Diana Verduzco

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School Hours

TK/Kindergarten | 8:05 am – 2:10 pm
1st – 3rd Grades | 8:15 am – 2:20 pm
4th Grade | 8:15 am – 2:35 pm
Early Dismissal: Every Wednesday
TK/K Kindergarten |  1:40 pm
1st – 4th Grades | 1:50 pm

Before & After School Options
Office Hours
M, T, Th, F: 7:45 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:45 am – 2:30 pm

Get in Touch

Carpenter Elementary School
9439 Foster Road, Downey, CA 90242
Downey Unified School District

(562) 904-3588

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