French International Hosts PYP and MYP Evaluation Visit
On October 9, 10, and 11, French International hosted four visitors from the International Baccalaureate (IB) to evaluate the school’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The evaluation team comprised four IB evaluators from Costa Rica, Canada, Florida, and Virginia. The evaluation consisted of meeting with French International leadership and IB Coordinators and taking a tour of the campus and facilities. They visited classrooms and observed Maternelle, Lower School, and Middle School classes in action. They met with faculty, students, parents, and trustees.
This was the first time in school history that the PYP and MYP were evaluated together. The value of having a combined visit is that it helps French International look at the development of both programmes through one lens and helps to build the progression of learning for students.
The evaluation visit comes after a year-long self-study through which French International faculty and staff evaluated the school’s purpose, mission, culture, environment, and PYP/MYP programme delivery. From the self-study, the faculty and leadership set goals for the IB Programme for the next five-year implementation.
In the next few months, the IB evaluation team will provide a full written report with findings outlined as commendations, areas for development, and what requires immediate attention. IB self-studies and evaluations happen every five years.
A big thank you to Käthlin Gabaldon, PYP Coordinator, and Anne Prouty, MYP Coordinator, for their hard work through the self-study and evaluation process. Thanks to the faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees who shared their thoughts and participated in the process.