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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 http://www.ibo.org.

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