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Primary Years Program

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Primary Years Program (PYP) grades K-5


The International Baccalaureate (IB) enhances Fredericksburg City Public School’s vision of “Excellence in Education”.  Through the IB framework, we develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for all students to be productive members of our community and contribute to the economy.


Hugh Mercer Elementary School and Lafayette Upper Elementary School, grades K-5, are candidate schools for International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme.  This all inclusive, researched-based, best practices, instructional framework, “prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.”


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