The Primary Years Programme (PYP), for students aged 3 to 11, focuses on developing the whole child as an inquirer both inside and outside the classroom in order to encourage lifelong learning that is globally minded. It offers a framework that meets children’s academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs.
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At the core of the PYP is a commitment to structured inquiry as a means to learn. Six different organizing themes help teachers and students explore knowledge throughout the year. Eight conceptual key questions are utilized by the teachers and students to structure their units of inquiry. The development of certain attitudes and the expectation of socially responsible behavior as well as action resulting from what students learn, are also key elements of the programme.