The Primary Years Program (PYP) presents schools with a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education.

It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

Schools work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education.

The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3–12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas


Each grade level has a carefully designed Program of Inquiry. This program integrates the six transdisciplinary themes from IBO.

  • Trust and Caring POI (1-2 years)
  • Joy and Confidence POI (2-3 years)
  • Peace and Unity POI (3-4 years)
  • Creativity and Service POI (4-5 years)
  • Excellence (5-6 years)
  • Primary Years (6-11 years)
    Specials (all ages)