International Baccalaureate

There are more than 900,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) students in over 140 countries. The International Magnet School is fully authorized as an IB World School for the Primary Years. The IB Primary Years Programme prepares students in the 21st century for an interconnected world, and for a lifetime appreciation of learning. This globally recognized program brings with it the rigor of international standards recognized for providing students with a world-class education.

According to the official International Baccalaureate Organization the Primary Years Programme, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

The IB curriculum includes six transdisciplinary themes taught during the school year. Chosen for their global significance, they allow students to learn beyond traditional subject areas. The themes help teachers develop a program of inquiries that are substantial, in-depth, and usually last for several weeks.


Benefits of the PYP

The PYP benefits both learners and educators, and strengthens learning and international mindedness throughout the entire school community.

In the PYP, students learn how to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning through an inquiry-led approach.

By developing the attributes of the IB learner profile, students also learn how to demonstrate respect for themselves and others, developing international-mindedness by working with others for a shared purpose and taking positive action for change.