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Buist Academy for Advanced Studies


Buist Academy for Advanced Studies is an
academic magnet school established in 1985. The
school provides a rigorous curriculum emphasizing
language arts, mathematics, social studies, science,
and foreign languages.

All students begin French or Spanish in Kindergarten,
and continue to study this language until graduation.
In 2007, Buist became an authorized International
Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years
Programme (PYP). In September 2010, Buist was
fully authorized as a Middle Years Programme
(MYP).

Buist’s curriculum content is developed into concept-based units of
inquiry. The PYP organizes content under six themes 
that transcend the traditional subject disciplines to
create “big ideas” that are universally relevant. The
the MYP explores 8 individual subject areas through MYP Global Contexts that assist in developing interdisciplinary Units of Inquiry.