Our vision is for IPES students to be literate, balanced individuals with the ability to obtain knowledge and access information using acquired technological skills. IPES students are effective communicators, critical thinkers, risk-takers, and problem solvers who engage in life-long learning and are empowered to successfully navigate in an ever changing world.
We, at IPES, work collaboratively to foster a caring community through mutual respect and high expectations.
Iroquois Point elementary School aims to develop lifelong learners empowered to meet the challenges of tomorrow's world.
IPES is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
E Komo Mai! Iroquois Point Elementary School has been helping children discover the joy of learning since 1960. Located 2.5 miles from the Ewa Beach business district, we serve children and families from the Waterfront at Pu'uloa community. Our student body is drawn from a combination of military and local families, reflecting the ethnic, cultural and socio-economic diversity of Hawai'i.
In 2011, IPES proudly became authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School. Our air-conditioned classrooms provide a structured and stimulating place where our students are encouraged to use their creativity and develop their critical thinking skills. Our teachers strive to meet the individual needs of each student while making learning challenging and fun.
Iroquois Point's curriculum is aligned with the Hawai'i Common Core State Standards
and is supported by programs and textbooks that are nationally recognized and research-based. This year, we are pleased to be using the new McGraw-Hill Language Arts program, Wonders, in grades K-5 and Macmillan's Springboard in grade six. Teachers will also be using the new Origo Stepping Stones Math curriculum in grades K-5, while teachers in the sixth grade will be using the new Go Math program from Houghton Mifflin. In each subject, we emphasize a balanced curriculum which includes authentic learning experiences as well as the acquisition of basic skills. Computers with internet access are available in every classroom and in our 3 computer labs, where students receive group instruction and work on individual projects.
Recognizing the importance of developing the whole child and being balanced learners, IPES offers a variety of activities including band, hula halau, intramural sports including basketball, track, and volleyball.
We strongly believe the importance of the home school connection, and provide many opportunities throughout the year for families to gather in the celebration of and support for learning. Activities and meetings are held regularly throughout the year to keep our community and parents informed and involved in our school. To highlight student accomplishments and excellence, we have a variety of events such as our Curriculum Fair, Geography Night, and grade 6 IB Exhibition.
We encourage volunteers from our community, including parents, kupuna, and those with special skills to support our students. Our Parent Community Networking Center (PCNC) serves as a liaison between home and school, providing opportunities for families to get involved in their children's education, as well as working to support the needs of families. Please stop by A-1 if you would like to speak to our PCNC or become an IPES volunteer.