The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an educational programme managed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students aged 3 to 12.
While the programme prepares students for the IB Middle Years Programme, it is not a prerequisite for it, in the same way the Middle Years Programme is not a prerequisite to sit the IB Diploma. In fact IB Continuum schools (that go through IB PYP to MYP to DP) are exceptions rather than the rule.
The IB is a framework more than a curriculum and is less prescriptive than other "curricula", for example the Early Years Foundation Stage that underpins UK primary education. This applies to both teaching methods, and to content.
The philosophy of the PYP is to make the students into "inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective".
The PYP is however underpinned by six 'transdisciplinary' themes around which learning is planned.
Subject areas of the PYP include language, social studies, mathematics, science and technology, arts, and personal, social and physical education. Students are required to learn a second language during the programme.
Themes are selected for their relevance to the real world and are used to help teachers develop a programme of inquiry. Teachers work together to develop investigations into important ideas, which require a substantial and high level of involvement on the part of students.
|Canadian International School of Hong Kong||Southern||Hong Kong Island|
|Creative Primary School||Kowloon City||Kowloon|
|Discovery Montessori Academy||Lantau Island||New Territories|
|ELCHK Lutheran Academy||Sha Tin||New Territories|
|ESF Beacon Hill School||Kowloon City||Kowloon|
|ESF Bradbury School||Wan Chai||Hong Kong Island|
|ESF Clearwater Bay School||Kowloon City||Kowloon|
|ESF Discovery College||Lantau Island||New Territories|
|ESF Glenealy School||Central & Western||Hong Kong Island|
|ESF Kennedy School||Central & Western||Hong Kong Island|
|ESF Kowloon Junior School||Kowloon City||Kowloon|
|ESF Peak School||Central & Western||Hong Kong Island|
|ESF Quarry Bay School||Eastern District||Hong Kong Island|
|ESF Renaissance College||Sha Tin||New Territories|
|ESF Sha Tin Junior School||Sha Tin||New Territories|
|HKCA Po Leung Kuk (PLK) School||Central & Western||Hong Kong Island|
|Hong Kong Academy||Sai Kung||New Territories|
|International College Hong Kong, Hong Lok Yuen||Tai Po||New Territories|
|Japanese International School, Hong Kong||Tai Po||New Territories|
|Kingston International School (Lower Primary)||Kowloon City||Kowloon|
|Kingston International School (Upper Primary)||Kowloon City||Kowloon|
|Malvern College Hong Kong||Sha Tin||New Territories|
|Think International School||Kowloon City||Kowloon|
|Victoria Shanghai Academy||Southern||Hong Kong Island|