Whitney Young School is a French Immersion and International Baccalaureate World School. Through our globally recognized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, we grow internationally minded citizens who are curious about the world.
Our inquiry-based and transdisciplinary instruction engages the mind as we guide learners to be communicators, principled, balanced, reflective,open-minded, caring, courageous, knowledgeable, thinkers and inquirers. Our French Immersion program is the first in the state of Kentucky and began in the 2019-20 school year with our inaugural kindergarten class. The magnet will expand to kindergarten and first grade in the 2020-21 school year. French Immersion relies on high-yield instructional practices that result in accelerated literacy growth, multilingualism, and highly developed neuroplasticity that supports problem solving, creativity, and enhanced language development. Deeper learning is our specialty at Whitney Young.
- International Baccalaureate (schoolwide)
- French Immersion (kindergarten and first grade) • World Language—French (schoolwide)
- Extracurricular clubs, including Girls Who Code, Girls on the Run, Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP), Robotics
- Extracurricular sports, including basketball