IB Mission Statement
The IBO (International Baccalaureate
Organization) aims to develop inquiring,
knowledgeable, and caring young people
who help to create a better and more
peaceful world through intercultural
understanding and respect. To this
end the IBO works with schools, governments,
and international organizations to
develop challenging programs of international
education and rigorous assessment.
programs encourage students across
the world to become active,
lifelong learners who understand
that other people, with their differences,
can also be right.
The Primary Years Programme at Field
is more than a curriculum and instructional
model. Personal development of the whole
child is facilitated through the Learner
Profile and Attitudes.
We encourage reflection on individual
learning processes, as well as awareness
of responsibility as a global citizen.
From the PYP perspective, the learner
profile is central to the PYP definition
of what it means to be internationally
Students in a PYP school demonstrate
the attributes of the IB learner profile.
are encouraged to be curious, be inquisitive,
explore and interact with the environment
physically, socially and intellectually.”
is the The
International Baccalaureate Primary
Years Programme (PYP)?
is a transdisciplinary programme of
international education designed to
foster the development of the whole
Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
(PYP) is designed for students
aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the total
growth of the developing child, touching
hearts as well as minds and encompassing
social, physical, emotional and cultural
needs in addition to academic development.
PYP draws on research and best practice
from a range of national systems with
a wealth of knowledge and experience
from international schools to create
a relevant, engaging, challenging and
significant educational framework for
PYP schools employ best practices based
upon a wide range of research and
experience. PYP schools are recognized
as being the most effective in meeting
the needs of students representing
a wide range of back-grounds and abilities.
The PYP gives focus to the student
as the knower, constructing meaning
existing knowledge and personal experience
through active inquiry, Inquiry-based
learning is the process initiated
by the students or the teacher that
the students from their current level
of understanding to a new and deeper
level of understanding guided by
their own question, research and
All PYP schools provide second language
instruction to all students which
deepens students awareness of and
for cultures differing from their
What is Different about Learning at
Field became an International Baccalaureate
Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP) authorized
school in February 2009.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I live outside the Field attendance
area, how do I enroll my child in the
A: There is a transfer request form available
from any Springfield
Q: When will I find out about acceptance
A: Decisions are made one week following
student enrollment. You will
be notified by phone or E-mail.
Q: Do I wait to enroll my child?
A: You should enroll your child in his/her
home school. Do not wait to find
out if your transfer is accepted.
Q: Am I guaranteed continuation in the
A: The district transfer policy does not
us to guarantee enrollment
5th grade. However, every attempt is
made to keep classes at a reasonable
level to accommodate transfers into
Q: Are siblings guaranteed acceptance
are placed on a waiting list at the
time the oldest child
The district transfer policy does not
allow us to make guarantees, but every
accommodation is made to accept siblings
into the school.
about the PYP program)