Dear Liberty Community,
The Tigers are back home! The 2022-23 school brings exciting change and progress. As you may have noticed, we have transitioned from T.O. Smith to Liberty Elementary, and we will be starting this year in our new, beautiful neighborhood home. We have missed our families and can’t wait to see you all at our learning celebrations, in-person parent-teacher conferences, and pick-up and drop-off times.
We are proud of our new school and the opportunities we will provide students to meet their learning levels and needs. All Kindergarten through 6th-grade students will actively participate in developing and understanding the IB learning approach as we continue our journey as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program candidate school. Our students and families have already started the process by helping to develop our school expectations and mission statement. Our mission is to foster a compassionate environment where students, families, and community collaborate to empower diverse thinking through inquiry-based learning that encourages internationally-minded citizens who successfully and actively participate within our diverse world as lifelong learners.
We will meet this mission goal by committing to offer high-quality, inquiry-based learning through IB and the Advanced Learning Academy for learners who are looking for more in-depth challenges. Knowledge will extend from core subjects and integrate enrichment opportunities, including world language and culture, music, art, physical education, and library and research. Whichever option is best for your child, both rigorous learning approaches incorporate transdisciplinary units aligned with our Utah Core Standards allowing students to make global connections.
Liberty learners will develop attributes of Knowledgeable, Courageous, Inquirer, Balanced, Principled, Reflective, Caring, Communicator, Thinker, and Open-minded. In addition, they will internalize and exhibit IB attributes at school, home, and in their community.
Liberty Elementary is committed to empowering our students to participate in their education and become resilient lifelong learners. Together we will provide a positive and productive learning experience for all.
Our school offers a variety of enrichment activities including family nights, a Partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA Preschool, and connections with community partners providing educational success for all students.
Liberty Elementary School was erected in 2022, and opened it's doors to students in August 2022 serving K- 6th grade students.
Meridian Engineering as part of the architectural engineering design team lead by Naylor Wentworth and Lund Architects worked together to collaborate a dynamic, tech-friendly, two-story educational facility constructed by Hughes Construction.
Ogden School District is the first district in Utah to offer the IB Program to students from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.
As one of the most highly respected academic programs in the world, the International Baccalaureate program is broken down into grade-appropriate courses before students take official coursework in the 11th and 12th Grades.
The programs for elementary and junior high school students, known as the Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program respectively, are implemented into the students’ full-time curriculum at Liberty Elementary and Mount Ogden Junior High.
This allows students to determine for themselves if they want to continue with the program once they enter a high school where it is offered as an elective option for students.
Learn more about Ogden School District’s efforts with the International Baccalaureate Program here.
As Liberty Tigers, we foster a compassionate environment where students, families, and our community collaborate to empower diverse thinking through inquiry-based learning. We encourage internationally-minded citizens who successfully and actively participate in our diverse world.
I am a diverse thinker
I am an empowered learner
I am resilient
I am safe and in control