Lower School

IB Primary Years Program

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP), used in all Lower School classrooms, is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning.

Six organizing themes help teachers and children explore knowledge in the broadest sense of the word. The development of explicit attitudes and the expectation of socially responsible behavior are essential elements of the program.

IB Learner Profile

At CCES we strive to develop students to their fullest potential.

As a Christian school, we are committed to developing the full range of our students' abilities and interests, not merely their intellectual, athletic, and artistic potential. We guide them to find the moral compass that will direct their lives and future leadership.

The Primary Years Program focuses on the development of personal attitudes towards people, the environment and towards learning that contribute to the well-being of the individual and the community.  These attitudes are modeled by the teachers and staff and  are encouraged in the daily lives of the students.  In a PYP school the learning experiences and assessment strategies are designed to support and promote these attitudes.

Students emerge from the Lower School with a firm grasp of the appropriate norms for social interaction among peers, teachers, and the outside community and provide a framework for responsible living in society as a whole.

4th Grade Exhibition

The Exhibition empowers students to notice the needs of our world and respond in ways that allow them to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and how they can use their knowledge to change the world.
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.