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The Primary Years Program at Columbia Elementary

Columbia Elementary is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit

Primary Years Program

Information For Families

What does the PYP program look like at Columbia?

Learner Profile

Columbia students and staff strive to embody the IB Learner Profile, which is a set of ten attributes aimed to develop learners who are:






Risk Takers

Open Minded