The IB PYP caters for children from 3 to 12 years of age. It is a transdisciplinary international education programme designed to foster the development of the whole child. Students develop a broad range of capabilities: physical, social, intellectual, aesthetic and cultural.
The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems, employing a wealth of knowledge and experience to create a relevant, engaging and purposeful educational framework for all children.
Transdisciplinary learning in the PYP refers to learning that is not confined within the boundaries of traditional subjects, but is supported and enriched by them. The focus is on making connections, exploring the relationships between academic disciplines, and learning about the world in ways that reach beyond the scope of individual subjects.
In the PYP students explore six transdisciplinary themes and within each learn about the subjects of science, social studies, mathematics, language, arts and physical, social and personal education.
At the core of the PYP and all IB programmes, is the Learner Profile, which fosters a distinctive set of attributes.
These qualities, embodied in the IB Learner Profile - describe a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.