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International Baccalaureate Program

Conklin Elementary School will be the home of a new RPS 205 special program: International Baccalaureate.

RPS 205 will launch an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School in the 2023-2024 school year at Conklin. The internationally recognized program is for children aged 3-19. RPS 205 will start with an elementary school and has plans to grow and expand.

Students in the IB Primary Years Programme will:

  • Take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Ask challenging questions, think critically and learn skills across all subject areas.
  • Are active in their communities and take their learning beyond the classroom.
  • Think globally, and develop respect for all cultures.
  • Learn another language. Conklin will include a Spanish component for all students and continue with its Spanish speaking (TBE) classrooms.


Kindergarten Lottery

The 2023-2024 Kindergarten Lottery application deadline is March 10, 2023.

Children currently in Conklin, McIntosh, Welsh or West View attendance zones can apply for a seat through the kindergarten lottery. Siblings will be given priority.

To be eligible for the Kindergarten Lottery at Conklin you must complete the following:

  • Complete an application at the RPS 205 Welcome Center (501 7th Street) by Friday, March 10, 2023. Find application requirements.
  • Parent/Guardian must attend one mandatory orientation at Conklin, 3003 Halsted Road.

Attend a Mandatory Orientation

Families who attended an orientation for current K- 4 students in November or December do not need to attend again. Meeting is available in English and Spanish on February 15 and March 16.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 24 2:30 p.m. Conklin
Monday, January 30 5 p.m. Conklin
Thursday, February 9 4 p.m. Conklin
Wednesday, February 15 2:30 p.m. Join Virtual Zoom
Tuesday, March 14 2:30 p.m. Conklin
Thursday, March 16 2:30 p.m. Conklin

Any students who don’t receive a seat in the lottery will be given a unique identifier number and be placed on a kindergarten waitlist. This list will be posted here after the lottery application period ends. Seats will be filled based on availability.




Watch a Recorded Meeting

Watch a recorded presentation with IB principal Sarah Brenner.

All families must attend a mandatory informational meeting to apply for a seat in the program.





Frequently Asked Questions


Mrs. Sherry King
Special Programs Coordinator
Mrs. Sarah Brenner
IB Principal