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.

As IB Learners we strive to be:

Inquirers We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Thinkers We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions. 
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility of other individuals and groups.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

These goals are framed not only within our International Baccalaureate curricula, but also within the context of our Episcopal identity and mission, which seeks to develop young men and women of faith, character, and spiritual depth.

The PYP Attitudes

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.   

In a PYP school, the students should demonstrate:

Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self discipline and responsibility.
Confidence Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take
risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation
Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.
Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
Imagining themselves in anotherís situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.
Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.
Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.