Primary Years Programme
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
- The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transdisciplinary programme designed to foster the development of the whole child, relating to social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic well-being.
- PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curricula and provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme.
- The IB Primary Years Programme:
- addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being;
- encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning;
- supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it;
- helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.
About the International Baccalaureate
History and Background:
Founded in 1968, the IB currently works with 3,776 schools in 147 countries to develop and offer four challenging educational programmes to almost 1.2 million learners.
The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The IB is the standard for international education worldwide.
The IB Learner ProfileThe IB Learner Profile is the core of the IB, and it unites us all with a common focus on the whole person as a lifelong learner. It applies to students, teachers, parents and administrators, as we are all continually learning.
Early Childhood ProgrammeThe Early Childhood Programme is taught through carefully designed conceptual units in a programme of inquiry. The content of each unit is built around active daily routines, which includes story time, centers, music, singing and physical education.
All teachers work with students through a programme of inquiry, to develop each student's understanding of concepts, skills, and knowledge. Children develop their creativity, interests, social skills and basic learning competencies that will prepare them for successful entry into school.
There is a focus on speaking and developing English language, as well as on early maths concepts and skills for emergent readers in all classes. The 5-6 year olds focus on six Units of Inquiry organized under six transdisciplinary themes, and the 3 and 4 year old classes focus on four transdisciplinary themes.