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Madison Simis approved as an IB World School

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Madison Simis Elementary School received official notice that they have been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School® in the Primary Years Programme (PYP)®.

As an IB World School, Simis is now part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world.

Madison Simis approved as an IB World School MadisonBaccalaureateInsideTo become an IB World School offering an IB programme, Simis was evaluated by an external review team to verify that IB practices and programme requirements are in place.

The International Baccalaureate programmes 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.

IB World schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Madison Simis believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate).

To create a K-8 programme of study, Madison Meadows is currently entering the final year of IB World School, Middle Years Programme (MYP)® candidacy and will host an external review team visit in the Spring of 2015.

Questions and interest can be directed to Dr. Joyce Flowers, Madison Simis Principal at 602.664.7300 or

About Madison School District

Madison is an “A” labeled destination school district in the heart of Phoenix that is Internationally Accredited by AdvancED. Established in 1890, Madison honors its tradition of excellence as it looks forward to the future by implementing a variety of initiatives and programs for students to ensure Extraordinary Learning for All.

Madison’s eight schools provide a program of public education from prekindergarten through grade eight, with an estimated current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students.

Madison’s community spans a wide socio-economic range and reflects the ethnic diversity of the city as a whole. Neighborhoods in the area have been highlighted in Phoenix Home and Garden and Money magazines, with both publications listing the local public schools as one of the reasons they are so desirable.

The Arizona Republic referred to Madison as, “…the best performing Elementary District in Phoenix,” and this standard of excellence has led to 44% of Madison students coming from outside district boundaries through open enrollment. For more information, visit

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About the International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools.

For over 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalised 21st century, and for helping to develop the citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world.

Founded in 1968, currently there are over 1 million IB students at 3,800 schools in 147 countries across the world. For information about the number of IB World Schools and programmes offered in the United States, please visit: For further information about the International Baccalaureate please visit