The Discovery School’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) within the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework, services students in grades K - 6. The program focuses on developing the whole child and aims to develop internationally-minded students who strive to create a better and more peaceful world.
Through inquiry-based learning opportunities, students investigate central ideas that challenge them to think critically about problems from local and global perspectives. These units extend students’ prior knowledge and provide space for students to inquire into topics of interest, take risks, and think creatively. Students approach learning through a transdisciplinary lens in order to gain new knowledge and connect to real-life experiences. With the goal of promoting personal, social, and emotional growth, students continuously reflect on their learner profile attributes. They evaluate their individual strengths, celebrate their successes, and plan the next steps for themselves.
The goal is for students to develop thoughtful and responsible action steps that will positively impact their communities and the world. Teachers are continually striving to bring authentic experiences into the classroom as well as extend it beyond classroom doors. This is achieved through field trips, performing arts, service learning, local and international partnerships, philanthropy, showcases, and community involvement. Through planned curricular events, learners’ families are invited to participate and celebrate their child’s learning.
Students leave an IB program as critical thinkers, collaborators, and communicators who are internationally-minded and knowledgeable about other cultures, perspectives, and languages. They are encouraged and empowered to make a difference in the world.