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Frequently Asked Questions

What will the typical day look like?

  • Students arrive excited to learn and explore, knowing they have an important role to play in their own learning.
  • Students will be working across subject areas to gain a deeper understanding of the central idea for their unit of inquiry.
  • Students will explore each theme for a six-week long period.
  • Students will also be exposed to a new language and will make connections with world events and issues.

Will my child participate in district and state assessments?
Yes, all PYP schools are expected to complete the same assessments as other schools in the district.  Our curriculum incorporates the Iowa Core Curriculum Standards.

Does the Primary Years Program fit the needs of different students?
Yes, in fact, authorized schools report increased student engagement for all types of learners due to the guided inquiry concept-driven approach. All students participate in the program of inquiry

Why is my child learning another language?
Acquisition of more than one language enriches personal development and helps facilitate international mindedness, an essential characteristic of a 21st century global citizen.  These world language experiences compliment and enrich the instruction of the English language provided daily by our PYP teachers.

What happens after my child leaves Hubbell School?
Merrill Middle School provides the MYP program to interested students from Hubbell. Participation in International Baccalaureate is optional, giving families a choice about whether or not they want to continue in the program. Roosevelt High School, via Central Academy, also offers the Diploma Program for high school students who are interested in continuing on the IB path.

IB Contacts

For more information about the IB curriculum or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Jamie Page – Hubbell Coordinator
Email: jamie.page@dmschools.org

Carrie Belt – Hubbell School Principal
Email: carrie.belt@dmschools.org

Phone: (515) 242-8414

www.ibo.org