International Baccalaureate- PS 56 will be entering Year 2 of Primary Years Program for International Baccalaureate authorization during the 2022-2023 school year. At PS 56 we have integrated the IB approach throughout our educational philosophy and instructional planning. All the IB programs include four foundational and interrelated elements: international mindedness, the IB learner profile, a broad, balanced, conceptual and connected curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning. Recognizing how young children learn, the PYP model moves learning across, between and beyond disciplines. Our students will engage in multiple transdisciplinary units throughout the school year, and integrate the Learning Profile attributes into our entire curriculum, ensuring that our students develop into communicators, risk takers, inquirers and more!