• Andersen Elementary is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. 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 Andersen Elementary believes is important for our students.

    Mission Statement

    Mission of Andersen Elementary

    We are here to empower all students to become global thinkers through collaboration, communication, and inquiry.

    Vision of Andersen Elementary

    We will create an environment where students are inspired  to take risks. 

    Our Philosophy 

    Student voice and choice matters and learning should be made relevant for our students as they engage in cognitively complex tasks that support their conceptual thinking, content knowledge, skill development, and social emotional needs. We prioritize our relationships with students and guide them to see themselves as global citizens who can collaborate and use their knowledge and skills to take action in the world.


    IB Mission 

    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.


    Mission of the Chandler Unified School District

    To empower all students with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to excel in college, career and life.

    Vision of the Chandler Unified School District

    Chandler Unified School District is a safe and productive environment where students and adults are engaged in meaningful learning. Our diverse population is a strength, and a spirit of equity, collaboration and respect permeates our community.

    • Our graduates are prepared for success in the global community and thrive as responsible and ethical citizens.

    • Our families are confident in the district's commitment to their children's achievement and well-being. 

    • Our employees are respected and valued for their compassion, expertise and professionalism.

    • Our community takes pride in the Chandler Unified School District as a premier District of choice.

    Core Values

    • Excellence

    • Collaboration

    • Equity

    • Integrity

    • Efficiency

    Diversity, Equity and Collaboration

    Chandler Unified School District’s long-standing mission, vision, and core values are based upon the unwavering belief that diversity, equity and collaboration on our school campuses and in all District operations is essential. The Governing Board and Administration condemn the acts of intolerance, bullying and harassment of its students, staff, and Board members. We denounce hate speech defined as abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group or individual.


    *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 www.ibo.org