Capilano Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School. Capilano uses a common philosophy that all other IB World Schools follow—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.
Below are a number of links to provide you with further information about the IB Programmes:
Capilano Elementary School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Students at Capilano engage in transdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning. Collaboration and cooperation is a valued component of the learning environment. Students become aware of their local, global, and social responsibility through the encouragement of student-led action in response to learning. Capilano offers a full range of programs to meet the diverse needs of students, including a variety of athletic programs, a music program, French as a second language for all students, a learning assistance program, and an English as a second language program. Capilano students are encouraged to be committed, confident, creative, and caring learners and leaders both in the school and in their community. Students learn to be reflective and thoughtful with respect to how they can contribute to the well-being of others and the world around them.
The Capilano School Community will work together to provide learning opportunities that will enable students to develop as creative and inquiring individuals who are inspired to be lifelong learners and globally responsible citizens.
We provide a supportive learning environment that values diversity, promotes success and personal growth, and inspires students to become global citizens who accept responsibility for their learning.
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right." (IBO Website)
* Please note: the policies below are in process of yearly review. We will post revised copies as soon as they are completed.
Language Policy: "The purpose of the language policy is to provide a framework that will ensure the IB's values and aims in relation to access and multilingualism are reflected in the organization's activities" (IBO Website, 2011).To see Capilano's Language Policy, please click here: Capilano IB School Language Policy_April_2019.pdf
"An assessment policy reflects the school’s philosophy and position on assessment. Developing an assessment policy is often the catalyst for schools to focus on their philosophy for assessment and to achieve a common understanding of their aims and objectives" (Making the PYP Happen, IBO).To see Capilano's Assessment Policy, please click here: Capilano IB School Assessment Policy Oct 2019.pdf Inclusion/Special Education Needs (SEN) Policy:
To see Capilano's SEN Policy, please click here: Capilano_IB_Inclusion_SEN_Policy_Nov_2019.pdf
Academic Honesty Policy
To see Capilano's Academic Honesty Policy, please click here: Capilano IB School Academic Honesty Policy 2019.pdf
IB General Regulations"The General regulations document is a legal document that sets out the relationship between the IB Organization and IB students and their legal guardians" (IBO Website, 2011)
IBO General Regulations and IBO Rules for IB Schools