Thursday, August 18, 2005

Mifflin School Working Towards International Baccalaureate Accreditation

Thanks to a visionary School District CEO, a School Reform Commission with high standards, the East Falls School Committee's advocacy, the support of other community organizations, and individual efforts by many of us, the Mifflin School in East Falls has been selected to work towards International Baccalaureate feeder school accreditation. Check out the attached press release for more info.

The International Baccalaureate program for middle school aged students is academically rigorous and would transform Mifflin into a neighborhood institution with magnet school academic quality. The IB program stresses a holistic approach to learning through six main themes: who we are; where we are in place and time; how we express ourselves; how the world works; how we organize ourselves; and, sharing the planet. Core subject areas include: languages (including foreign language instruction), mathematics, social studies, science and technology, arts, and personal, social and physical education. For more background, check out the International Baccalaureate Program's website.

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