North Woods
International School
2541 Sablewood Rd | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | Phone: 608-789-7000 | Fax: 608-789-7010

International Baccalaureate Program Information

About the Program

North Woods International School is a Candidate School* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that North Woods International School believes 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), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

Path to Biliteracy

Click on the images above to see our path to the Seal of Biliteracy.

Prospective Students

Are you interested in having your student attend North Woods International? Click here and check out our prospective student information. Our office staff is happy to help answer any questions you have regarding enrollment!


What is an IB Education?

PYP Core Resources

Primary Years Programme Brochure

Primary Years Programme (More information)

Information for Parents

PYP Presentation (PowerPoint)


PYP Videos

The Written,

Taught and Assessed Curriculum


PYP Research

Self efficacy in the Primary Years Programme – RESEARCH BRIEF,

Self-efficacy in the Primary Years Programme – FULL REPORT

PYP Research

Transdisciplinarity in the IB PYP – the freedom of the framework, Project-based Learning, diverse and non-traditional teaching and learning.


PYP Blog

Inquiry-based learning in the early years

PYP on Twitter



Coffee, Tea & IB!

 North Woods International Hosts a Coffee, Tea & IB for families in the morning throughout the school year. Check out information provided at our prior Coffee, Tea & IB’s below! Stay tuned for more IB info for the 2019-2020 school year!


Coffee Tea & IB February, 21st 2019

Coffee Tea & IB: IB In Action

Coffee Tea & IB November 15, 2018

Coffee Tea & IB: Spanish Instruction with Middle School Teachers