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Our Mission

James B. McPherson Elementary develops a nurturing community that fosters the social-emotional needs of international-minded learners through an inquiry-based process where all can succeed.
IB World School

An IB World School

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

School News

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Supporting Diverse Learners

Join us on Friday, March 8, at 8:00 am! The CPS Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services will providing parents with an overview of the IEP and 504 process and how these programs may benefit your child.

School Tours

McPherson IB World School offers comprehensive school tours every month.


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  • 8 Academic Programs
  • 120 Faculty and Staff
  • 32 Languages Spoken
  • 80% Bilingual/ESL Teachers
  • 100% International Baccalaureate