The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Junior School Program was introduced in 1997. The PYP is imparted to students aged 3 to 12 years. India International School, Bengaluru offers teaching & development for young achievers through a Primary Years Program, which follows International (IB) philosophy & pedagogy.
Origin & Objectives of PYP
The PYP was developed through the vision and effort, sustained over ten years, of the former International Schools Curriculum Project (ISCP).
The goal was to produce a common curriculum, for students in the 3-12 age group highlighting the primary learning years, and that which would provide continuity of learning within each school and to ensure that the curriculum develops an international learning mindset on the part of students. Since its introduction by the IB, the PYP continues to meet these goals and has enhanced the overall learning perspectives for students worldwide.
The Junior School Program presents schools with a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education.
It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — Knowledge, Concepts, Skills, Attitudes, and Action that young students need to equip themselves with, for successful lives, for the present and 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. The PYP is designed to be responsive to young children’s ways of knowing. It provides schools with a thoughtfully designed way to give 3-to-5-year-olds stimulating, supportive interactions with their teachers and the effective use of curricula
The India International School, Bengaluru offers PYP for students of primary grades, following International (IB) philosophy and pedagogy. For more details on the PYP and how it enhances learning, please visit the IB-PYP official pages at http://ibo.org/en/programmes/primary-years-programme/