Fred. A. Toomer Elementary School is a candidate school for the Primary Years Program (PYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) ages 3 – 12, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) ages 11 – 16, the Diploma Programme (DP) ages 16 – 19, or the Career-related Programme (CP) ages 16 – 19. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.