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  • On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. 

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. 

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020.

  • I.B Primary Years Programme


      International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

     Melwood Elementary is an Authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme World School. 

    "The PYP combines the best research and practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational framework for all children."

    This statement about the PYP and the following information is quoted from Schools’ Guide to The Primary Years Programme, a printed guide that is a companion to the schools’ guide that appears on, the IBO’s public Web site. 

    "The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), a non-profit educational foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, offers the Diploma Programme for students in the final two years of school aged 16-19, the Middle Years Programme for students in the11-16 age range, and the Primary Years Programme for students aged 3-12 years.

    "The IBO has authorized some 1,300 schools in 110 countries to teach these programmes. In addition, the organization provides curriculum and assessment development, teacher-training and information seminars, electronic networking and other educational services to these schools.

    "The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students between the ages of 3 and 12 years. It is an international, transdisciplinary programme designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom but also through other means of learning. The PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare.

    As a Primary Years Programme Authorized School, we provide our Scholars with an engaging and open-minded learning environment, in which all members collaborate respectfully to challenge and motivate one another within a safe and nurturing nested learning community.

    I.B 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.



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