Like many solid programs, the PYP includes language (reading, writing and communicating), math, science, social studies, arts, and physical education.
The PYP program, however, goes beyond the academic subjects and aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The PYP gives students distinct advantages by building their critical thinking skills, nurturing their curiosity and their ability to solve complex problems considering both local and global contexts.
The IB describes their PYP program as follows:
"The programme offers an inquiry-based and concept-driven transdisciplinary model of learning and teaching, supported by a strong understanding of how students learn.
PYP students develop knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile to make a positive difference in their own lives, their communities, and beyond.
Students also demonstrate the agility and imagination to respond to new and unexpected challenges and opportunities and to take action for a better and more peaceful world.
Schools who choose to implement the PYP will develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and a sense of belonging to local and global communities. The PYP nurtures independent and collaborative learners, encouraging every student to have voice, choice and ownership in their own learning."
To learn more about the PYP program, visit the IBO website