The curriculum is based on the guidelines of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization and we are actively seeking candidate status as an IB PYP school.
The curriculum model is composed of transdisciplinary units of inquiry where global themes are used to generate inquiry both in and outside of the classroom. The subject areas are integrated providing students with opportunities to make connections throughout their learning.
Learning is an active, constructive, creative, and collaborative process that involves a variety of distinct cognitive strategies. Students develop critical thinking, goals setting and application skills. They are encouraged to be curious, inquisitive and to ask questions. This enables them to view situations from different perspectives and make predictions, inferences and judgment. They build their understanding by sharing and discussing with others, assessing their learning and by taking action in collaboration with the teachers.
The most important goal of this approach is the development of independent life-long learners. We believe children learn best by doing and our students are encouraged to apply effective learning strategies to explore and understand the world. Our children collaborate with our teachers and share the development and direction of the curriculum. Our teachers use a collaborative approach to design content, strategies, and work routines. This is essential to our students’ development as independent learners.