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.

To learn more about IB, visit: web.dusd.net/glad

What We Offer

STEAM
STEAM
Character Counts!
CGI
Cognitively Guided Instruction
Tech Team
Parent Outreach
Parent Outreach
21st Century Learning
GATE Program
GATE Program
IB World School
Intervention Program
Intervention Program
G.L.A.D.
Dual Language Immersion
Robotics
Robotics
DFEO: Before and After School Programs
Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab

A WORD FROM

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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Latest News

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School Hours

TK/Kindergarten | 8:05 am – 2:10 pm

1st – 3rd Grades | 8:15 am – 2:20 pm

Early Dismissal: Every Wednesday

TK/K Kindergarten |  1:40 pm

1st – 3rd Grades | 1:50 pm

Before & After School Options

Office Hours | (M, T, Th, F) 7:45 am – 3:30 pm
Office Hours | (W) 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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