Primary Years Program

Students from age 5 to 12

The IB Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework for children aged 3-12. At NLIS, the PYP covers grades 1-6. Our students develop conceptual understanding through inquiry-based transdisciplinary curriculum.

With the use of IB, we encourage the students to develop into curious and ethical people with the ability to apply their knowledge to a range of real-world situations. We aim to create a better world based on a good education, where the skills gained in the curriculum can be used in daily life beyond school.

PYP education is based on six subject areas


Social studies





Personal, social and physical education

Students get varied opportunities with specialists to explore language and culture, visual arts, music, and physical education. Our outdoor education & field visits provide opportunities for Enhanced Communication And Socio-Emotional Skills. It opens up a world of fresh stimuli for our students which also helps them making better connections to learning

  • Where we are in place and time:  Our students inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
  • How we express ourselves:  Our students inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
  • How the world works:  Our students inquire into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
  • How we organize ourselves:  Our students inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
  • Sharing the planet:  Our students inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.