Life in the 21st century places many changing demands on students making the transition through adolescence. They are at a crucial period of personal, social, physical, and intellectual development, uncertainty, and questioning. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is designed to help them find a sense of belonging in the ever-changing and increasingly interrelated world around them and to foster a positive attitude to learning.
Since February 11, 2013 Carlyle Elementary School has been authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Programme (PYP). There are 6 units of inquiry being taught from kindergarten to grade 6 and 4 units of inquiry for pre-kindergarten. The IB attitudes and the IB Learner Profiles are demonstrated daily.
As a parent, you can support the IB-PYP and your child's learning by:
- Know the unit theme and central idea
- Discussing and encouraging your child’s ideas which can arise during a unit of study
- Discuss and encourage your child’s ideas arising from inquiry topics
- Encouraging your child to take ACTION
What does an IB education mean for you or your adolescent? Learn more by downloading the digital brochure.
For more information, please visit the IB website at http://www.ibo.org.
- language (English and French)
- social studies
- science and technology
- personal, social and physical education.
- gain knowledge that is relevant and of global significance
- develop an understanding of concepts, which allows them to make connections throughout their learning
- acquire transdisciplinary and disciplinary skills
- develop attitudes that will lead to international-mindedness and
- take action as a consequence of their learning.
- Building and reinforcing students sense of identity and cultural awareness
- Fostering students recognition and development of universal human values
- Stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning
- Equipping students with the skills to learn and acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively, and to apply these skills and knowledge accordingly across a broad range of areas
- Providing international content while responding to local requirements and interests
- Encouraging diversity and flexibility in teaching methods that meet the needs of all students, whether they are gifted, average or with special needs
- Providing appropriate forms of assessment and international benchmarking.
In their own words, the IB Primary Years Programme explained by IB students and teachers.
*Text, video and images courtesy ibo.org