About the School
GRACIELA GARCIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is a Dual Language School located in Pharr, Texas. We are PSJA ISD's first International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) school. The IB PYP provides an excellent opportunity for academic growth through structured inquiry and developmental global awareness.
Graciela Garcia Elementary, together with the parents and community, is committed to educate the whole child by providing a meaningful and rigorous learning environment that aims for academic excellence. Rich experiences are offered to foster both multicultural and international-mindedness. We strive to develop caring, service-minded life-long learners, while valuing each child's uniqueness.
We envision Graciela Garcia Elementary School to be a model school
where children, parents and the community are actively involved in
the learning process. Students will be surrounded by an environment
that will challenge and encourage all students to become creative, independent thinkers.
Students will receive a well balanced, quality
instruction through innovative teaching strategies that will allow the
students to cooperatively explore, inquire and learn at higher levels
of cognitive thinking.
Educational Benefits of a Dual Language Program
• Child becomes bilingual, biliterate and bicultural.
• Child has an easier time learning how to read by using native language.
• Child is better prepared for the global future.
• Child maintains connection to Spanish speaking culture.
IB MISSION STATEMENT
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO 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.
Educational Benefits of the IB PYP Curriculum
Encourages positive attitudes in our students.
Establishes active learning through inquiry-based instruction.
Foster a child's understanding of the world in which they live.
Ensures all instruction is designed around TEKS.
Develops skills essential to Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art, Music, and P.E.
Academic & Extracurricular Programs
- Graciela Garcia Choir
- Graciela Garcia Guitar Club
- Graciela Garcia Violin Club
- Graciela Garcia Xylophone Club
- After School Sports Club
- Graciela Garcia Reading Laureate
- Scorpions Book Club
- Garcia Elementary Dance Team
- Destination Imagination
Students: Start 8:00 AM - End 3:40 PM
Teachers: Start 7:55 AM - End 4:10 PM
1002 W. Juan Balli Rd.
Pharr, Texas 78577
@PSJA Graciela Garcia Elementary