Primary Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for students aged 3-12.

What is the PYP?

The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.

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The PYP curriculum

The PYP curriculum contains three key components, which explain how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment within the programme.

Read about the PYP curriculum.

Who is the PYP for?

As long as a school has been authorized to implement the programme, the PYP is open to any student aged 3 to 12.

Learn more about students in the PYP.

Resources for PYP schools

The IB provides a number of resources for IB World Schools, from professional development opportunities to the organization’s online curriculum centre (OCC) for IB educators.

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