David Paterson IB PYP Candidate School is a family. Here at the David Paterson School we have Grades 1 - 6. We have 5 inclusion classes and 5 bilingual classes. For the 2019-2020 school year, we are continuing to move towards an International Baccaluarate approach. This is our first year welcoming our "Global Thinkers" Academy which consists of 6th graders. David Paterson teachers believe that all students can learn. Here we believe "failure is not an option". Students are taught at their level and challenged with a rigorous curriculum. Our goal is to continue providing students with the knowledge to help them become a productive citizen in our society.