Primary Years Programme

Tycho's Eye PhotographyThe International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), designed for students aged 4-11, is  designed to foster the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

The aim of teaching the PYP is to develop internationally minded people, who will, during their school days as well as later in life, actively choose to be world citizens, believing that individuals can make a difference. We encourage students to become life-long learners and equip them with the academic and life skills to take them into the changing world they are growing up in.

Inquiry Based Learning

PYPAt the heart of the PYP are the so-called Learner Profile Attributes: inquirer, knowledgeable, thinker, communicator, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-taker, balanced and reflective. These attributes are a set of ideals, which aim to promote intercultural understanding and the belief that other people with their differences can also be right.

The PYP strongly promotes inquiry based learning whereby learners are allowed to explore their own questions and construct new knowledge and levels of understanding.

Traditional academic subjects are part of the programme, but are encouraged in a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry that emphasises the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills.

Please view the Programme of Inquiry for the 2017-2018 academic year, as well as the PYP language syllabus and math syllabus.

For further information about the PYP, please view the International Baccalaureate parent page, or watch this IB film.