the pyp program
The PYP curriculum
Taught in over 109 countries around the world, the PYP curriculum framework is uniquely adaptable to state and national standards. Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, students deepen their learning by developing their conceptual understandings; strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.
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.
What are the benefits of the PYP?
The PYP is a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole school communities. PYP students learn how to take control of their learning, teachers collaborate to deepen student- learning and increase their confidence and self-motivation. The whole school community, including parents, are viewed as partners in learning, and actively contribute to a holistic educational experience
St.John's International School is an IB candidate School
International Baccalaureatte Candidacy
IB understands people´s singularities and encourages students to become proactive, compassionate, lifelong learners. Along with academics and cognitive development, IB takes in consideration student’s social, emotional and physical well-being. Its programmes offer opportunities for students to become active and caring members of local and global communities. Student inclusion, access to education, language and culture diversity in schools are also important aspects to be considered. IB is a community whose members are constantly involved in learning and improving themselves.
THE ESSENCE OF THE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME
The Primary Years Programme entails the education from early years up to the end of Elementary. Just like us, world schools affiliated to IB usually work with both their common core and the international curriculum interwoven. PYP aims to get children ready, prepared and willing to become world citizens. PYP´s essence translates into working now to build the best possible future for all. St. John´s students will become young adults with a deep international mindset, prepared to take action in finding solutions for global issues that may distress the society, and the planet. PYP promotes in each child the unstoppable search for knowledge, and always for the most adequate solution for a problem. Students learn in different ways, and demonstrate different abilities when it comes to process information. PYP understands our individuality and how important it is to identify and strengthen individual attributes during the learning process. PYP believes in helping children to nurture their own self-care, self-responsibility, to respect each other and our planet. Above all, it is very important to be bold, to develop self-awareness and confidence to decide and plan for their own future.
St John´s International School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary YearsProgramme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.