International Baccalaureate 

PYP Kindergarten At Mitchell School

Why IB?

IB Primary Years Programme schools encourage students to ask questions and search for answers. It is engaging, relevant and hands-on. Through the inquiry process and global themes, students develop knowledge and create meaning of the world. 

What do students do?

In IB PYP schools, students are agents in their own learning. Students ask questions, investigate, share their conceptual understandings in many ways, continually reflect, and use their newly gained knowledge to take action in the world.

What do teachers do? 

Teachers in a IB PYP kindergarten create intentional provocations based on student interest and curriculum. Teachers respond to students' questions with more questions and provide students with opportunities for exploration. Teachers guide students on learning journeys. 

The IB mission statement 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.

-International Baccalaureate Organization 2021

Meet Our Teachers

 Mrs. Ramey


 Mrs. Varga


Mrs. Bolaños


Mrs. Thompson

Young Fives Kindergarten

  Our Units of Inquiry

How We Organize Ourselves

How We Express Ourselves 

Who We Are

Sharing the Planet

Community Event 2024

Photos from our Kindergarten Museum of Art

How We Express Ourselves: Color Communicates

Mitchell Elementary, Ann Arbor Public Schools

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