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.
|Al Bateen Academy||Al Manaseer||Abu Dhabi|
|Ambassador International Academy||Al Quoz||Dubai|
|American International School Abu Dhabi||Al Reehan||Abu Dhabi|
|Australian School of Abu Dhabi||Shakhbout City||Abu Dhabi|
|Dar Al Marefa||Mirdif||Dubai|
|Dubai International Academy||Emirates Hills||Dubai|
|Dubai International Academy Al Barsha||Al Barsha 1||Dubai|
|Dwight School Dubai||Al Barsha South||Dubai|
|Emirates International School Jumeirah||Umm Suqeim||Dubai|
|Emirates International School Meadows||The Meadows||Dubai|
|Emirates National School Abu Dhabi (Primary campus)||Al Manaseer||Abu Dhabi|
|Emirates National School Al Ain||Towaya||Abu Dhabi|
|Emirates National School Al Nahyan (Secondary)||Al Nahyan||Abu Dhabi|
|Emirates National School Mohammed Bin Zayed City||Mohammed Bin Zayed City||Abu Dhabi|
|Emirates National School Ras Al Khaimah||Al Thaid||Ras al-Khaimah|
|Emirates National School Sharjah||Al Rahmaniyah||Sharjah|
|Fairgreen International School||The Sustainable City Dubai||Dubai|
|GEMS American Academy||Khalifa City A||Abu Dhabi|
|GEMS International School Al Khail||Dubai Hills Estate||Dubai|
|GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi||Al Danah||Abu Dhabi|
|GEMS World Academy Dubai||Al Barsha||Dubai|
|Greenfield International School||Dubai Investments Park||Dubai|
|International Concept for Education||Meydan||Dubai|
|Jumeira Baccalaureate School||Jumeirah 1||Dubai|
|New World School Private Dubai||Al Twar||Dubai|
|North London Collegiate School Dubai||Sobha Hartland||Dubai|
|Raffles World Academy||Umm Suqeim||Dubai|
|Raha International School, Gardens, Abu Dhabi||Khalifa City A||Abu Dhabi|
|Raha International School, Khalifa City||Khalifa City||Abu Dhabi|
|RAK Academy||Dafan Al Khor||Ras al-Khaimah|
|Solomon International School||Dubai Production City||Dubai|
|Swiss International Scientific School Dubai||Dubai Healthcare City Phase 2||Dubai|
|Universal American School||Festival City||Dubai|