•  IB Primary Years Program

    For ages 3-12.

    10 Reasons why the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) is ideal preparation for students to become active, lifelong learners.


    1. Students learn to ask thoughtful questions.

      The PYP fosters natural curiosity and learning in creative, supportive and collaborative enviroments. 

    2. Helps students understand our complex world.

      PYP students create meaning for themselves and build understanding through exploring real-world issues.

    3. PYP students are confident speakers.

      PYP students learn to communicate in a variety of ways and in more than one language.

    4. PYP teaches students how to learn.  
      PYP students work collaboratively with teachers and other students to plan, present and assess their own learning.

    5. It encourages international-mindedness.

      Collaboration and understanding of their own and other cultures are an important focus of the MYP.  Students learn how to be respectful and open-minded. 

    6. It helps students see the world from different perspectives.

      PYP students use critical and creatie thinking to develop knowledge, understanding and skills within and across subject areas.  

    7. Students take action and get involved.

      PYP students believe they are able to grow and succeed.  They make appropriate choices and take responsibility for their actions.

    8. Students learn to think about issues creatively. 

      Creative learning gives students the agility and imagination to respond to new and unexpected challenges and opportunities in an increasingly globalized and uncertain world. 

    9. The entire school learning community joins together.

      Together we celebrate our common humanity and the belief that education can help to build a better and more peaceful world. 

    10. PYP students become caring and responsible citizens.  
      Students can express ideas and opinions, and they can propose solutions that make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.  

IB Primary Years Program model explanation