IB Primary Years Programme (K–5)

  • IB Primary Years Programme
    International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (Grades K–5)
    The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) curricular framework focuses on the development of the whole child in a learning environment that encourages independence, academic challenges, inquiry, creativity, and responsible citizenship. This Choice program offers a comprehensive, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning in an internationally designed concept-based model with guidelines on student learning styles, methodologies and assessment strategies. The PYP is a combination of the best research and practices from international schools and includes the study of world languages and cultures to enhance the international perspective.
  • The pillars of the PYP curriculum framework

    The transdisciplinary model extends across all three pillars of the PYP curriculum framework—the learner, learning and teaching, and the learning community.

    The learner: describes the outcomes for individual students and the outcomes they seek for themselves (what is learning?)
    Learning and teaching: articulates the distinctive features of learning and teaching (how best to support learners?)
    The learning community: emphasizes the importance of the social outcomes of learning and the role that IB communities play in achieving these outcomes (who facilitates learning and teaching?)

    The six academic subjects required in Grades K-5 of the IBPYP are:
    1) Language
    2) Social Studies
    3) Mathematics
    4) Arts
    5) Science
    6) Physical, Social and Personal Education

    Elementary Schools Offering IB Primary Years Programme:

    Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary
    (Coordinator: TBD)

    Forest Park Elementary
    (Coordinator: Rebecca Green Blucher)

    Grove Park Elementary
    (Coordinator: Melanie Visnich)

    Morikami Park Elementary
    (Coordinator: Amy Mercier)

    Pahokee Elementary
    (Coordinator: Cassandra Moreland)

    Palmetto Elementary
    (Coordinator: Whitney Fisher)

    Westward Elementary
    (Coordinator: Bernadette Beneby)