The I.B.-PYP aims to combine the best research and practice from the world educational communities to create a transdisciplinary curriculum which is relevant, challenging and engaging for students in grades K-5.
The I.B.-PYP curriculum sets high standards for the students. A rigorous and structured inquiry-based program utilizing the California State Content Standards is used to develop students into active engaged learners who can explore knowledge in the broadest sense of the word.
They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research.
They use their thinking skills to critically and creatively make sound decisions and to solve problems.
They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
They have the confidence and independent spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
They have spent time exploring themes which have global relevance and importance.
They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others.
They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures.
They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning.