About Our School
In August 2009, afer a tremendous amount of preparation, Sessions Elementary proudly became an IBO authorized International Baccalaureate World School. Our Kindergarten through 5th grade curriculum is aligned with both the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and California state standards, and we have recently added a preschool program that is in the process of becoming IB approved.
At Kate Sessions, all of our teachers receive on-going training and professional development that is required for IB authorization, and we additionally conduct site visits to learn from schools that have been utilizing IB teaching methodologies for longer periods of time. IB has an impressive track record of building success and student achievement, and we are dedicated to providing our students with an engaging learning environment that is steeped in IB philosophy. To that end, we have developed a rich, challenging and well-balanced curriculum that includes English, math, social studies, the sciences, art, music, Spanish, physical education, and computer literacy. We also place a strong emphasis on cultivating global awareness and multicultural understanding.
Overall, our vision is to create a world class school where children are exposed to multiple perspectives…where they can engage in meaningful discussion and feel safe presenting their thoughts and ideas in a group format…and where they can explore a wide range of subjects that excite their curiosity, trigger their imaginations, and challenge their rapidly developing minds. We are extremely proud of our students and the teachers who guide them, and we invite prospective families to further explore our school to see the exciting work that is being done at Kate Sessions Elementary!
For further information about our school, please visit our district website.
* Photo courtesy of Joanne Bloom