Whitney Young Elementary is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children ages 3 through 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong learning journey. Our PYP empowers school-aged students to take ownership of their learning and helps them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast. For more information, visit www.ibo.org. Whitney Young Elementary is a full magnet school that provides transportation from anywhere in Jefferson County. Students have the opportunity to continue their IB education at the district’s other IB magnet schools, Highland Middle School and Atherton High School.
- First primary IB World School in Kentucky established in 2010
- Kentucky's only public IB World elementary school
- Offers all students the opportunity to study French, participate in Global Game Changers, and have a specialized IB curriculum
- Established English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
- Full-time Family Resource Center (FRC) and mental health consultant
- Offers students the opportunity to participate in the Global Game Changers (GGC) after-school and summer programs with no cost to families