The Primary Years Programme IB

This programme is for children from 3 to 12 years and focuses on the development of children and their capacity for inquiry and discovery, both in the classroom and the world around them.

The aim of our school, in accordance with the IB philosophy is to form human beings to strive to develop the attributes of the IB Learner Profile, that is, to strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Communicators
  • Thinkers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Open-minded
  • Principled
  • Caring
  • Balanced
  • Risk taker
  • Reflective

This will help build a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

In pursuit of this objective, the PYP proposes a curriculum model, which is based on.

The development of international-mindedness:

To form students who are citizens of the world in terms of cultures, languages and learning to live together, respecting and promoting the development of universal human values and reinforcing the sense of identity and awareness of their own culture and that of other.

Inquiry as a pedagogical approach:

The teaching-learning strategies promote student participation in every stage of their learning through structured purposeful inquiry. To inquire means to be actively involved in the environment to try to understand it and then reflect on the connections between their experiences and information obtained. This results in a responsible action being initiated by the students as a consequence of their learning.

The construction of knowledge:

The PYP curriculum model is based on a particular belief about how children learn, which is summarized in the constructivist approach. Learning takes place to the extent that builds on students' prior knowledge, and manage connections between them and the new knowledge.


Develop a curriculum in relation to six transdisciplinary themes, which cut across disciplines and integrate them so as to achieve meaningful learning.

The six transdisciplinary themes are the distinguishing feature of the Programme IB Elementary School. These issues raise questions of global importance and create a transdisciplinary framework that allows students to overcome the "confines" of learning in traditional disciplines. These themes are:

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

A concept-driven curriculum:

The PYP curriculum is aimed at understanding of significant ideas beyond the memorization of facts in order to achieve enduring understandings in students which they can apply in new situations. To this extent, the PYP has identified eight key concepts that provide different perspectives to explore the contents of the entire programme and promote transdisciplinary learning because they have relevance within and across subject areas.


The main objective of the evaluation in the PYP is to provide information on the progress and monitoring of the teaching and learning process. To do this, teachers use a variety of strategies and assessment tools taking into account the various ways in which students learn.