The Primary Years Program provides an opportunity for learners to construct meaning, principally through concept-driven inquiry. Traditional academic subjects are part of the program, but it emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills through a trans-disciplinary Programme of Inquiry.
The PYP focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic ones. The PYP aims to develop in children:
- Sensitivity to the experiences of others through the curriculum;
- The characteristics listed in the student profile;
- The attitudes that are an explicit element of the program;
- The expectation of socially responsible action as a result of the learning experience.