Iroquois Point Elementary

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What is IB?

Iroquois Point Elementary School (IPES) became an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in April 2011.  It is the first public elementary school in the state of Hawai'i to be authorized to offer the IB primary Years Program (PYP).  The PYP focuses on stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning.  Our students receive a richer, deeper understanding of academic concepts and how they relate to the world outside of school.  Traditional education requires students to provide answers.  The PYP requires them to ask questions, learn the answers, and develop further questions and ideas.  This instructional approach reflects real life by encouraging learning within and beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into relevant local, community and worldwide issues.

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Here is brochure that highlights IB at IPES.