International Baccalaureate School

  • It's official! GPA is an authorized International Baccalaureate school!

    Global Primary Academy is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. After going through a multi-year, rigorous authorization program, GPA received the good news in the summer of 2019. Mapleton's Board of Education approved the authorization in August 2019.

    What is IB?

    These are schools that share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is integral for student learning. It is recognized for its rigor and global emphasis.

    What is the PYP?

    The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning, in which teachers' and students' questions direct the learning.  The focus is on the acquisition of essential knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes, and incorporating meaningful and relevant action into our learning.  It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance and is explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas.  The PYP is a curriculum framework designed for students 3-12 years of age.  Students can begin the PYP at Global Primary Academy then continue the Programme seamlessly at GIA.

    Learn more here: PYP Information