At the heart of the school’s program of inquiry is the St. Mary’s IB Hub. Students utilize it for research and 21st century information skills and it is a source of enjoyment for our entire school community.
The IB Hub offers resources in multiple formats and languages to inspire imagination, nurture storytellers, reflect personal interests, and contribute to the classroom units of inquiry for both PYP and MYP. The physical and digital resources reflect a true understanding of IB principles.
In addition to a large print selection of picture books, fiction, non-fiction and reference materials, the IB Hub features several digital resources and subscription databases for students to conduct research in more than 1,000 full-text periodicals.
The IB Hub houses a world languages collection which features books and realia from more than 20 countries. Included in the collection are the MYP Language Acquisition Porgramme languages, Spanish, French and Mandarin.
Students in the Early Education Program-Grade 3 visit the IB Hub weekly for storytime and an opportunity to check out books. Grades 4-8 visit the library independently, in small groups or as a class during research projects.
St. Mary’s Director of Information Services introduces students to Information and Research Skills beginning in Kindergarten and builds upon the fundamental skills each year as students advance in their academic pursuits.