Fairfield Academy

IB Candidate School

Our IB Journey

Fairfield Elementary Academy is a candidate school* for the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

We believe becoming an IB school is a natural fit for Fairfield Academy, as we have a strong focus on global citizenship and multiculturalism. Our diverse student body and commitment to personalized learning align well with the IB's emphasis on developing students who are knowledgeable, reflective, and engaged in their communities.

Fairfield Academy’s journey to become an IB school is a testament to our commitment to providing students with a high-quality education that prepares them for success in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programs visit www.ibo.org.


We Align Our Curriculum With the IB Standards

As a candidate school, Fairfield Academy aligns its curriculum with the IB standards and practices, incorporating a range of subject areas such as language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design. We aim to foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and inquiry-based learning, encouraging students to explore connections between different disciplines and develop a deep understanding of concepts.

We prioritize the development of important skills and attributes, such as communication, collaboration, self-reflection, and intercultural understanding. The IB program encourages students to become active learners, responsible global citizens, and lifelong learners who are equipped to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

To become an accredited IB school, a rigorous authorization process is undertaken, which involves aligning the school's curriculum, teaching methodologies, and assessment practices with the IB standards. To become an IB school, Fairfield Academy will continue to demonstrate its commitment to providing a high-quality, internationally based education that prepares students for future academic success and personal growth.


Learn More About Our IB Journey

Fair - Girl w_pencil

The IB Curriculum

We believe that it is important that as an IB candidate school, we have our written curriculum available to the school community. Below you will find access to the following subject-group overviews which will provide you with the units of inquiry that students will engage with each year of our IB program. Please know that these are living documents and are revised throughout the year as we continue to modify instruction according to the needs of our students, local community, and our global community.  

  1. Year 3 Subject-Group Overview
  2. Year 2 Subject-Group Overview
  3. Year 1 Subject-Group Overview

IB Policies

To grow more familiar with our IB policies, please review the following to learn more about our school.

  1. Assessment Policy
  2. Academic Honesty Policy
  3. Language Policy
  4. Inclusion Policy
Fair - hallway
Fair - computer kids

IB Learner Profile

As an IB candidate school, we focus on developing within all of our staff, students, and community members our 10 traits from our IB learner profile. These ten traits aid us in creating international-minded students who can help us in our IB mission of making the world a better and more peaceful place.  

  1. IB Learner Profile (English)
  2. IB Learner Profile (Spanish)

Community Project

Here at Fairfield, we are excited to offer the community project. "The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. The community project gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning. As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. The community project may be completed individually or by groups of a maximum of three students." (Pg. 6, IBO)

Please click here to learn more about the guidelines of the community project at our school.

Claudia Lopez


Join us on our exciting journey to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) school at Fairfield Academy. Together, let's empower students with a globally recognized education that fosters critical thinking, cultural understanding, and a passion for lifelong learning.  Be part of our mission to shape future leaders and join the Fairfield IB community today!

Claudia Lopez 2

Looking to Enroll?

Join us in becoming an International Baccalaureate School