"X Block” is our Middle School elective program. Each term, students take two elective classes for 45 minutes a week. X Block offerings vary from wilderness trekking skills to personal finance to knitting to drum line to art studio to Civil Rights. Get a closer look into our Civil Rights course, Road to Selma.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Through the challenging, inquiry-based, student-centered, globally-minded framework of the International Baccalaureate, we develop well-rounded, critical thinkers and global citizens who think and see the world differently. The IB plays an integral part in fulfilling ISDenver’s mission, and in developing compassionate and curious global citizens.
ISDenver uses the IB as a framework for delivering our curriculum in a language immersion setting - through our fully authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ECE-Grade 5, and in our fully authorized Middle Years Programme in our Middle School (G6-G8).
International School of Denver is a fully authorized IB World School as of Fall of 2022*. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.
**Mission Statement from the IB: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Our fourth graders did a street art inspired collab! Check out their beautiful, interactive installation!
Kindergarteners explored relationships in their most recent unit of inquiry, who we are. They then created something beautiful as an output of what they learned, a friendship garden.