IB Primary Years Programme
After three years of exploration and trial implementation Julia Green became a fully authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in March 2011 offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that (this school) believes is important for our students.
Students at Julia Green have the opportunity to continue their IB education through high school. Julia Green students are zoned to attend JT Moore that offers the Middle Years Programme (MYP), then Hillsboro High School that offers the MYP for all 9th and 10th graders and the Diploma Programme (DP) for 11th and 12th graders who choose that course. As the first school in Nashville authorized to implement the Primary Years Programme (PYP), we are also part of the first K-12 IB continuum in Tennessee.
The IB missions statement begins “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.”
Julia Green strives to develop global citizens via the PYP which includes the study of another language (Julia Green has chosen Mandarin Chinese), guided inquiry into 6 themes of global importance, and the development of the 10 Learner Profiles. The curriculum is based on the MNPS and Tennessee standards, and it is delivered through the PYP which includes five essential elements, concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes, followed by student action.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.