The aim of all IB programs is for students to develop and demonstrate international-mindedness. It is a multifaceted concept that captures a way of thinking, being and acting. Internationally minded students are open to others and to the work and are cognizant of our deep interconnectedness (IB 2017) At Daystar you may find 2nd grade students interviewing Daystar staff members to learn about how their work impacts the community or you may see 5th grade students writing or performing an original skit about courageous people around the world.
Each of these activities demonstrates how as an IB (International Baccalaureate) candidate program, each day Pre-K through 5th grade students are practicing how to be global learners. Teachers use the IB framework to develop learning experiences, ensuring the development of each student at the level they need. What makes Daystar Kindergarten through fifth grade students different, is that the lens of faith, through which students learn to view the world around them. This results in global citizens with a distinct purpose of caring for the people and communities around them.
About the IB Primary years program
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.
Taken from the International Baccalaureate website.
About The International Baccalaureate Program
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. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.