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International Baccalaureate
Primary Years Programme (IBPYP)

Campus des Nations

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) is a curriculum designed for young learners (ages 3-12) in international schools.
child building with pattern blocks

IBPYP member schools are appraised on a regular basis and are required to meet stringent membership criteria.

Visit the International Baccalaureate Organization's (IBO) web page to learn more about the PYP

What will children learn?

The IBPYP has designed a transdisciplinary curriculum, which draw the individual disciplines together into a coherent whole, while preserving the essence of each subject.
girl thinking
a boy in class

Children will:

Develop a deep understanding of important concepts;

Conduct research into knowledge which has local and global significance;

Acquire and practice a range of essential skills;

Be encouraged to develop positive attitudes towards learning, the environment and other people;

Have the opportunity for involvement in appropriate and responsible action.

We view the curriculum as everything that happens in the school - not just within the classroom. Our school encourages the students to take an active part in all aspects of school life and to become independent, responsible life-long learners.
student with her teacher
PYP at Campus des Nations

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The five central elements emphasized in the PYP written curriculum are

Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements

Powerful ideas which have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding

Significant, relevant, subject matter which students are expected to explore and know about

Click here to find out more about the 6 themes

Click here to find out more about the 6 subject areas

Those things which the students need to be able to do to succeed in a changing, challenging world

Dispositions which are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feelings about learning, the environment and people

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updated 12 fÈvrier, 2007