IB Primary Years Programme

IB Primary Years Programme


The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is designed for children ages 3 to 12 years old that develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong learning journey.

The PYP provides a paradigm for conceptual understanding that is inquiry-based and transdisciplinary.
It is a student-centered educational method for children aged 3 to 12. It is based on the strong educational research, thought leadership, and IB World School experience.


Salient Features

  1. The PYP emphasizes the growth of the complete child as an inquirer, both in and beyond of the classroom.
  2. The PYP provides students, teachers, and whole school communities with a transformational experience and great outcomes by offering an engaging, relevant, challenging, and important education.
  3. PYP students understand how to take charge of their education, partnering with instructors to get a better knowledge and boost their self-esteem and drive.
  4. The PYP, which is guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance.
  5. Students extend their learning by growing their conceptual understandings, increasing their knowledge and abilities across, within, and beyond topic areas.

Curricular Structure

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transdisciplinary, inquiry-based, student-centered education that emphasizes responsible action and allows kids to study across traditional academic boundaries.

PYP students utilize initiative to take charge of and ownership of their education. PYP students gain information, conceptual understandings, abilities, and the qualities of the IB Learner profile through learning through inquiry and reflecting on their own learning. This allows them to make a difference in their own lives, communities, and beyond.

The framework emphasizes the central principle of agency, which underpins the three pillars of school life:

  • the learner
  • learning and teaching
  • the learning community.