The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students in our Grades PK – 5 Program. It prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
PYP develops students’ academic, social and emotional well being, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. The themes include ‘who we are’, ‘where we are in place and time’, ‘how we express ourselves’, ‘how the world works’, ‘how we organize ourselves’ and ‘sharing the planet’.
Other main components of the PYP are: