Sawyer Road Elementary School adopted the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Academy program. It provides students in kindergarten through 5th grade with a demanding academic course of study that develops global perspectives through inquiry-based learning. This program combines local, state and national standards with the arts and foreign languages to go beyond minimum state standards. Jill Sims is the current principal of this school. Sawyer is the only conversion charter school for Marietta City School.