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International Baccalaureate® PYP

International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Programme Candidate School

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 – 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

  • The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children aged 3-12. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership, and experience derived from IB World Schools.
  • The PYP has evolved to become a world leader in future-focused education. The PYP is an example of best educational practice globally, responding to the challenges and opportunities facing young students in our rapidly changing world.

Key facts about the PYP

  • The PYP was developed through the vision and effort, sustained over ten years, of the former International Schools Curriculum Project (ISCP).
  • The goal was to produce a common curriculum framework, for students in the 3-12 age range, which would provide continuity of learning within each school and ensure that the curriculum developed international-mindedness on the part of learners.

How the PYP works

  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transdisciplinary curriculum framework that offers authentic learning experiences.
  • The PYP encourages students to learn to appreciate knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills, and personal attributes as a connected whole.