The International Baccalaureate is an internationally recognised curriculum which is highly regarded by universities around the world. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a framework designed for all children between the ages of 3 and 12 years.



Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The programme focuses on the total growth of the developing child, addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.

The PYP offers a comprehensive, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. It combines the best research and practices from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools, to create a relevant and engaging educational programme.

A Dual Language Programme is also available in Grades 1 - 5 in which the language of instruction of classes is equally divided between English and French. To find out more, please click below.

dual language programme


In the PYP, learning is approached in a transdisciplinary way, at the heart of the Programme are six themes of global significance:

  • Who we are

  • Where we are in place and time

  • How we express ourselves

  • How the world works

  • How we organise ourselves

  • Sharing the planet


These are explored each year of the PYP in different contexts through a variety of subject areas including language arts, math, visual art, drama, music, dance, and physical, social and personal education (PSPE). Through inquiries that are substantial, in-depth, and usually last for several weeks.

We strongly believe that this programme: 

  • develops the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of students

  • encourages students to become independent and take responsibility for their own learning

  • supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and function comfortably within it

  • helps to establish personal values that support international mindedness