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Fridley Public Schools

Fridley Preschool, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, celebrated the ‘graduation’ of 117 4-year-old students from its program on June 8. The day of ceremonies marked each student’s preparedness to enter kindergarten in the fall. The future Class of 2035 beamed with pride as they received their diplomas, sported graduation caps, and presented a song and dance.

Fridley Preschool is one of the only programs in the state of Minnesota to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) to its students. Through IB PYP’s inquiry-based and play-based curriculum, children develop a foundation and love for learning in their starting point of their educational journeys. 

Kelly McConville, Principal of Alternative Services, spoke of the impact the preschool program has made in the lives of future kindergarteners.