IB Primary Years Programme(PYP)
The PYP is a challenging and engaging programme designed to develop internationally minded students who think critically and creatively to gain deeper understanding of the subjects taught within a transdisciplinary curriculum. Teaching and learning is concept driven through structured inquiry into globally significant topics of study. Students apply their knowledge to analyze information, solve problems and make decisions. The students are challenged through a rigorous programme of inquiry to collaborate and communicate; to share, design and innovate.
Inquiry-based and concept-driven curriculum
Aligned MOE benchmarks with international curriculum standards
Small classes fostering a bilingual environment
Dual homeroom teacher system with overseas and host country homeroom teachers
Flexible learning spaces
The PYP encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners who understand other people and their perspectives.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme strives to develop internationally minded students who are:
The Primary Years Programme exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community. As a culminating experience the Exhibition is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB learner profile that they have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.
One student at a time...
"Hi, I’m Wilsoni Leung, a Grade 5 student at I-Shou International School. I have been at this school for three years. The first thing I learned here was to become independent, which means to manage things all by yourself. This really did help me to organize my time. The second year I learned to be respectful. I think this is the key point of childhood, as it helps kids have a better life in the future. What I like most about school is that there are a lot of activities for kids to experience, like joining the English talent show. This school helps you become confident, open-minded and a lot more. It is helping me become a well-prepared student for middle school."
- Grade 5 Wilsoni Leung
Our IB learners are encouraged to be caring members of the community who make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.