Indianapolis Public Schools is celebrating a great accomplishment at Center for Inquiry School 27. CFI 27 is the newest International Baccalaureate school. The IB is an ever-growing global community of schools offering a rigorous and rewarding educational model. CFI 27 is now authorized in the Primary Years Programme offered for Kindergarten through 5th grade.CFI 84 students made cards to celebrate their sister school's accomplishment!

The IB has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning going well beyond the classroom. Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to participate in international conferences and educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that the IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.

“As an IB World School, our students master the standards through exploring real issues, including hunger, the environment, war, and poverty,” said CFI 27 principal Jamilyn Bertsch. “As IB learners, they reflect often and take action to make a better and more peaceful world. Our teams of teachers have collaborated to design transdisciplinary units of inquiry that are rigorous, value students’ questions and interests, and ensure that each student develops the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes to succeed in the 21st century – both in Indianapolis and in the wider world.”

For more than 40 years, the IB has maintained a reputation of high academic standards. IB schools strive to develop global citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. There are currently more than 1 million IB students at 3,800 schools in 147 countries across the world. We’re so proud to have students at CFI 27 joining this elite group of scholars!