Primary Years Programme


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In the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB’s youngest students learn about and use knowledge, concepts and skills from a variety of subjects to explore six transdisciplinary themes and begin to develop the attributes of the learner profile.

The Value of the IB Primary Years Programme

  • Inquiry-based learning experiences
  • Agency is fostered by encouraging student interests, questions and discoveries
  • Rigorous curriculum in preparation for Middle Years Programme
  • Exposure to a second language
  • Students learn critical and creative thinking and higher-level questioning
  • Students learn to take socially responsible action
  • Fifth grade culminates with a group community project

Offered at Jefferson Lighthouse (K-5) and West Ridge Elementary (4K-5)

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