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International Baccalaureate (IB)

JQES is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary YearsProgramme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org


What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)?

  • A curriculum framework founded on a philosophy that recognizes a child’s natural curiosity, creativity, and ability to reflect

  • Promotes a lifelong love of learning in all students through inquiry and self-assessment

  • Develops students’ social, research, thinking, communication, and self-management skills

  • Closely aligned to our school’s vision of “preparing the next generation to be contributing global citizens”

國際文憑(IB) 小學課程 (PYP) 是什麼?

  • 課程大綱建立於一種教育哲學,認為孩子天生好奇、富創造力、能反思

  • 通過探究和自我評估,促進所有學生終身愛好學習

  • 發展學生的社會、研究、思考、溝通和自律技巧

  • 緊密與我校"培育下一代成為全球公民" 的願景接軌


Does the IB have its own set of standards?

  • No. We will still follow the Common Core and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and will still take MCAS assessments. Teachers will collaborate to build engaging transdisciplinary units of study that integrate the standards into the following six themes: Who we are, Where we are in place and time, How we express ourselves, How the world works, How we organize ourselves, and Sharing the planet. 


  • 否。我們仍遵循麻州共同核心課程綱要,並仍將採用 MCAS 麻州綜合評估。教師將合作擬訂有激發的跨學科單元學習,標準結合以下6個主題: 我們是誰,我們所處的地方在哪裡,在什麼時候,我們如何表達自己,世界是如何運作,我們如何組織自己和共用這星球。


Who will benefit from our participation in the IB PYP program?

  • All Josiah Quincy students, regardless of program (Regular Education, SEI, Special Education, Advanced Work) will receive the same rigorous instruction and have the same learning opportunities and outcomes 

  • Teachers will attend professional development within a network of IB teachers and collaborate with colleagues to plan units of study and use best practices to deliver content to all students

  • Members of our local community, with whom we will continue to build strong partnerships

參與國際文憑(IB) 小學課程 (PYP) 誰會獲益?

  • 所有昆士學生,無論是在任何(常規教育,SEI進階英語,特殊教育,高課程班)課程,將獲相當嚴謹教學,並有同樣的學習機會和結果

  • 教師參加專業發展培訓,國際文憑IB 教師網路,與同事擬訂學習單元,用最佳教學法,傳授內容給所有學生

  • 與本地社區成員繼續建立牢固的夥伴關係


What to do if you have more questions about the IB?

  • Visit their website (www.ibo.org)

  • Send questions to the school at jqsib@googlegroups.com   

  • Attend our school’s information meeting onThursday, November 7th at 5pm in the school Library


對國際文憑 (IB) 課程如有更多疑問?