Las Positas International Baccalaureate Candidacy

  • Las Positas Elementary School (grades TK - 5) is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) World School.
  • The PYP continuum of international education is unique because of its global perspective, academic inquiry method of instruction and personal rigor.
  • The PYP website,, is an excellent resource on the Primary Years Programme (PYP).
  • Each grade level collaborates weekly (teachers) to incorporate the IB philosophy, standards and themes throughout the curriculum through the transdisciplinary themes. All teachers work closely with the IB Coordinator.
  • IB is a framework; the existing Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and district curriculum are designed to fit within the framework.
  • The program is school wide and open to all students of any academic level (TK - 5th grade).
  • For videos of students in action visit the following website:

  • All teachers will participate in PYP training and professional development.  There are training sessions in the summer and throughout the year.