Our school is a part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), as designated by the prestigious International Baccalaureate organization. This means our students think and act globally as they explore complex issues, take action to solve problems and reflect on what they’ve learned. The small size of our school makes room for lots of personal attention, and our teachers take warm interest and pride in their students. We offer specialized coursework in Mandarin Chinese, science, art and physical education, and artist-in-residence programs inspire students in the visual and performing arts. Other learning activities include band, choir, theater, dance, Lego League, Lego Robotics, running club, DestiNation Imagination, special-interest research teams and clubs. Learn more...


Big-World Focus with Small-School Attention

Primary Years Programme

Our School was authorized in 2003 as an official  Primary Years Program (PYP) school by the International Baccalaureate Organization. We were the first school in the Midwest to receive this prestigious designation at the elementary level.

Specialized Learning

All students receive specialized coursework in Chinese, Science and Physical Education. We have a full-time Gifted Services specialist who offers hands-on classroom support for students who need additional challenges in the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Math.

Family Involvement

We’re proud to have an active Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chapter, which supports our school in many ways – including fundraising, sponsoring a variety of events and supporting our curriculum with arts opportunities through residency programs, field trips and classroom activities.

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