Principal's Welcome

Dear Families,

As the principal, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Dr. Thomas O'Connell Elementary School. We are proud to share that we became authorized to offer the International Baccalaurate Primary Years Program in 2014. Our IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an approach to education which challenges each student at his/her own level to become an internationally minded, life-long learner. Our program focuses on the development of the whole child by offering a transdisciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum across all subjects.  

We value the social and emotional growth of our students with opportunities to develop IB Learner Profile traits embedded across all areas of our school. In addition, all students receive weekly second language instructions in Spanish. We value the diversity our students bring to our learning community and encourage students to share and celebrate their additional languages and cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Thomas O'Connell Elementary International Baccalaureate PYP is a fully inclusive program for students and families who believe in working collaboratively with us to support your child's curiosity about the world around them as they develop knowledge, confidence and skills to make a positive impact on our world.

The entire OC Staff are committed to providing the best education possible for our students!


Mr. Fox