Clubview Elementary School
The mission of Clubview School is to inspire and equip students to become life-long learners who exhibit the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and to achieve unlimited potential as international-minded citizens in our global society.
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. Clubview was the first PYP IB World School in Georgia. We have successfully maintained this program since 2006.
The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership and experience derived from IB World Schools. The PYP has evolved to become a world leader in future-focused education. The PYP is an example of best educational practice globally, responding to the challenges and opportunities facing young students in our rapidly changing world.
The framework emphasizes the central principle of agency, which underpins the three pillars of school life: the learner, learning and teaching, and the learning community. Embedded in the framework is the recognition of the importance of fostering an individual’s self-efficacy. Students with a strong sense of self-efficacy are active in their own learning and take action in their learning community.
The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in school and in the world beyond. The PYP offers a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole school communities and delivers excellent outcomes by providing an education that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.
Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
The most significant and distinctive feature of the IB Primary Years Program are the six transdisciplinary themes. These themes are about issues that have meaning for, and are important to, all of us. The program offers a balance between learning about or through the subject areas, and learning beyond them. The six themes of global significance create a transdisciplinary framework that allows students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas:
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet
The program puts great emphasis on learning about these transdisciplinary themes. Each theme is addressed each year by all students in grades K-5. Pre-Kindergarten students will explore four themes. The traditional disciplines retain a role in the IB Primary Years Program. The six specified subjects are: language, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, personal, social and physical education. The overall expectations for each subject area are defined for each year of the program.
All students have been issued a Chromebook (to include Case and Charger) to use during the school day. Students must be responsible for their Chromebook/Case/Charger at all times. In an effort to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, students must be responsible for the care of their Chromebook and not damage it in any way. Chromebooks are to be carried in a case at all times when not in use. Students who damage Chromebooks and/or accessories can be assessed a replacement fee as per Board (see MCSD Board Policy JS: Student Fees, Fines, and Charges).