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International Baccalaureate Candidacy PYP School


Margaret D. Bennie Elementary School is an IB candidate school for the IB World School PYP (Primary Years Programme).  IB World Schools share a common philosophy: a commitment to a high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.  A PYP School is a structured inquiry approach to learning that develops inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk-takers β€‹who are knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, balanced and reflective.   

Details regarding the IB PYP program at M.D. Bennie: 

  • Open boundary school for students in JK-6 (out of district students enrolled in the PYP programme can stay for grades 7-8 but transportation is not provided)
  • Bussing available for JK-6 students living within the LDSS family of schools (GoreHill, East Mersea, Mount-Carmel/Blytheswood and Queen Elizabeth)
  • ​The IB programme encompasses all students enrolled at M.D. Bennie

For more information regarding the IB PYP programme please visit the International Baccalaureate website @ ​

For more information about the IB PYP programme here at M.D. Bennie please contact the school @ (519)-326-6603 or the IB Coordinator Mrs. DelDuca @