Primary Years Program
Students from age 5 to 12
Primary Years Program is offered to students aged 5 to 12. Students over the age of 12 are offered to follow the MYP. IB (International Baccalaureate) is a non-profit program founded in 1968, currently available in over 150 countries. The curriculum aims to help students develop and excel as people and learners. It is designed to inspire a genuine love for learning and is vital to their academic growth and progress.
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. The International Baccalaureate PYP encourages an international-kindness with understanding ideas across the globe, languages, and cultures.
The PYP focuses on the importance of encouraging children to ask plenty of helpful questions and approach their learning with an open mind. The program supports students developing academic as well as emotional and physical wellbeing.
In the PYP there are six different subjects:
Through these six topics, the students gain an understanding of the six transdisciplinary themes:
- Who are we?
This is based on self-covering topics like human relationships, spiritual health, values, beliefs and mental health.
- Where we are in place and time.
Here, the students will look into history, migration, scientific and geographic discoveries, and civilizations’ connections.
- How we express ourselves
In this topic, we focus on how to express ideas, values, opinions and feelings.
- How the world works
This topic looks at the laws of the natural world, scientific principles and how humans interact. We also look at how technology and scions affect society.
- How we organize ourselves
Here, the students learn about economics and how we impact the environment, swell as communities and how and why humans organize in groups.
- Sharing the planet
This topic is focused on how we attempt to share the resources on earth. The students learn about peace and conflicts and look at rights and responsibilities.
The PYP helps students develop the following skills in their approach to learning:
- Social skills