International Baccalaureate

Gatewood Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school. IB provides a rigorous curriculum framework that encourages students to think critically and solve real-world problems.

Nurturing learners who are curious, confident, and empathetic

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program builds on the belief that children are naturally curious and learn deeply when they are engaged in relevant topics. Children ask questions that guide their desire for knowledge, lead to discovery, and make education an adventure!

IB provides a rigorous curriculum framework that encourages students to think critically and solve problems. Hopkins Gatewood Elementary is currently an IB candidate school. In each of our elementary schools your child will discover relevant and engaging subjects, instructors that encourage curiosity and exploration, and inquiry-based learning.

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Why families choose IB 

The IB assessment gives you and your child a richer picture of how they are doing in school, understands their strengths, and provides pathways for them to elevate their learning.

Other benefits include:
• Rigorous learning objectives
• A student-centered approach to teaching 
• International perspectives