Primary Years Programme
In the Primary Years Programme, learning aims to transcend traditional boundaries between subject areas. It focuses on developing the whole child as an inquirer in the classroom and beyond.
Students explore six transdisciplinary themes of global significance:
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet
The PYP is offered for ages 3 to 12 and prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.
All IB programmes require students to complete a culminating project, which for PYP is the exhibition. Students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the PYP and show the attributes of the IB learner profile they have gained, while celebrating their transition to the next phase of their education.
The PYP exhibition is an in-depth project that explores how individuals and groups connect and organize to solve problems and take action. In 2017, Corbett Prep students examined the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things, communities and the relationships within and between them, access to equal opportunities and peace and conflict resolution.
Student Central Ideas:
- Poverty impedes the fulfillment of human potential.
- Humans may cause challenges to the animal kingdom in different ways.
- Health issues disrupt everyday lives.
- People’s relationships with each other can influence well-being.
- Accessibility of opportunities and resources affect equality.
- Pollution changes environmental stability.
- Physical activity may cause health challenges.
- Human behavior creates opportunities and challenges worldwide.
- Lack of opportunities and resources affect equality.