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International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program

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In November 2013, College View Elementary became an authorized IB World School offering the primary years program. Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), or the Diploma Program.

The Primary Years Program (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. The PYP presents a balanced curriculum that emphasizes the development of five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitude, and action.

The PYP follows an inquiry-based approach to student learning (involving students in questioning, exploration, research, and critical thinking to take ownership of their learning). Students’ inquiry is framed by six transdisciplinary themes:

  • Sharing the planet
  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works, and
  • How we organize ourselves

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.