The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for students from 3 to 11 years.
The PYP Programme aims to synthesize the best research and practice from a range of national systems with the wealth of knowledge and experience in International Schools to create transdisciplinary curriculum which is relevant, challenging and engaging for learners.
The PYP Programme focuses on the development of an "international person". The characteristics of an international person are described in the student profile below:
Inquirers – are skilful at purposeful, constructive research
Thinkers – are critical and creative thinkers; thoughtful, decisive problem solvers
Communicators – are confident communicators of ideas and information, can communicate in more than one language.
Risk takers – Confidently face new concepts and environments; can courageously defend beliefs.
Knowledgeable – acquire a critical mass of significant knowledge.
Reflective – give thoughtful consideration to their learning, strengths and weaknesses
Open-minded - respect other individuals and cultures, seeking and considering a range of points of view
Well-balanced - understand physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
Principled - grasp moral reasoning; have integrity, honesty, fairness and justice.
Caring - show sensitivity; have a personal commitment to action and service.
The PYP curriculum is based on six transdisciplinary themes, which are:
Who we are
Where we are in place and time
How we express ourselves
How the world works
How we organize ourselves
Sharing the planet
These themes are structured within these subjects: