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Welcome to Tempe Academy of International Studies, an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School. Tempe Academy is a unique school for students and families who are interested in connecting learning to the global context. Students are explorers in their learning using current news and community issues to guide their studies while developing solutions that have the potential to change the world.

The IB Programme is designed around the eight subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design. Students will actively participate in these subjects each day.

IB learners are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These IB Learner Profiles guide how students engage in their learning and in turn apply their newly acquired knowledge. Each student will approach learning utilizing five skills: thinking, communication, social, self-management, and research. The teachers and staff at Tempe Academy will excitedly be on this middle grades journey side-by-side with every student to ensure success.

This will be a year of exploration, change, and dedication to the students, families, staff, and community in Tempe. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We are Tempe Academy! We are Tigers! We are IB!

Education is for improving the lives of others
and for leaving your community and world
better than you found it.

- Marian Wright Edelman



Denise Dunwoody, Principal

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