We are pleased to announce that Carpenter Elementary’s Global Language Academies of Downey (G.L.A.D.) is now officially an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School, utilizing IB’s Primary Years Programme.

IB programmes develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The programmes, made for the different phases of a student’s education, teach students to think critically, develop research skills, ask challenging questions and learn across disciplines. 

The Primary Years Programme, designed for students between the ages of 3 and 12, encourages Carpenter’s G.L.A.D. students to learn to appreciate knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and personal attributes as a connected whole. The programme focuses on:  

  • Purposeful plan
  • Hands-on learning
  • Problem-solving
  • Nurturing respect
  • Social awareness

Bringing both programs together, G.L.A.D. with the IB programme, sets Carpenter Elementary students up for success as they grow their confidence in speaking and writing two languages and complement it with an education that is internationally-minded.