International Baccalaureate World School, Primary Years Programme

A Community of
21st Century Learners
To Our Westlake Schools Families,
August, 2015
Great things continue to happen at Westlake City Schools!
We are pleased to announce that the International Baccalaureate Organization notified Westlake City Schools that all four of our elementary schools (Bassett, Dover, Hilliard, and Holly Lane) have achieved IB World School status, and we could not be more excited.
As you know, the programming for reaching World School status is very rigorous. This is a testament to the motivation and professionalism of our excellent staff and the hard work of our students.
Our schools continue to be among the best in the state. With World School status, our elementary schools become a member of an elite group—in 2014-15 there were only 21 Primary Years Programme (PYP) World Schools in the entire state. As we move forward toward the upcoming school year, we are excitedly working to ensure that we provide all of our students with the high-quality education our community expects.
Since September 1, 2012, Bassett, Dover, Hilliard and Holly Lane Elementary Schools
have been recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as IB Candidate schools for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). 
Our schools are pursuing authorization as IB World Schools.  IB World Schools are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Westlake Elementary Schools believe is important for our students.
In mid-March, 2014, all four schools submitted their applications to be authorized as International Baccalaureate World Schools.  We expect to have site visits from IBO in the first semester of the 2014-15 school year (dates TBD).  These verification visits allow the teams to see our learners in action and make a recommendation to IBO as to our readiness to be authorized IB PYP schools.
This site is intended to provide information about the IB PYP and the progress of the Westlake Elementary Schools through the authorization process. Specific information about individual schools, their missions and policies can be found by clicking the school links under the "Schools" tab in the top navigation bar.
Please feel free to contact our IB Coordinators for more information.
Dameon Headings
IB Coordinator
Dover and Holly Lane
Deb Wadden
IB Coordinator
Bassett and Hilliard
Westlake City Schools District