The International Baccalaureate 
Primary Years Programme


Programme Overview

The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry. The PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums and provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme.

The IB Primary Years Programme

  • addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being

  • encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning

  • supports students’ efforts to gain an understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it

  • helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.

 PYP Contacts

Eastwood Elementary Prek-2

Cheryl Lawrie

440-774-1458 ext. 1147

Prospect Elementary 3-5

Kim D. Koos

440-7744421 ext. 2808

International Baccalaureate Organization Information


PYP Resources