General information about the PYP IB programme
The community of International Baccalaureate (IB) schools unites an honorable mission – to make the world better through high-quality international education.
The main aim of the International Baccalaureate is to educate an inquisitive, erudite and caring youth that will contribute to the improvement of the world through intercultural understanding and respect. According to this aim, the organization develops international education programmes and knowledge checking procedures.
These programs motivate students around the world to become more active, compassionate, ready to raise their level of education throughout their lives and to recognize the rightness of other people, even if they have other world outlooks.
Realizing its desire to create a better, more secure world, the International Baccalaureate offers the world school community four high-quality and complex educational programmes.
Primary Years Programme
Students of IB programmes are representatives of different cultures but are open and receptive to other cultures and views. They are inquirers and the desire for knowledge will accompany them throughout their lives.
The cornerstone of these programmes is the Learner profile – a long-term holistic concept of education, which is the fundament of the International Baccalaureate programmes and assigns the student a central place in all activities. The Learner profile is the mission of IB in action; it is a set of personal characteristics and is intended to inspire, motivate and guide students, teachers and the entire community of IB schools, uniting them to achieve a common goal.
IB students tend to be:
They develop their curiosity and acquire the skills of conducting research. They can learn both on their own and in cooperation with others. They are enthusiastic about their studies and remain in love for knowledge for the rest of their lives.
They develop and use conceptual thinking, gain knowledge in a wide range of disciplines. They study problems and ideas that have both local and global significance.
They use the skills of critical and creative thinking to analyze complex problems and take reasonable action to solve them. They take the initiative in making reasonable and moral decisions.
They confidently and creatively express their thoughts in more than one language and in different ways. They cooperate effectively listening attentively to the opinions of other people and groups.
They are principled and honest, have an acute sense of objectivity and justice, respect the dignity and rights of people in the whole world. They are responsible for their actions and the consequences.
They understand and appreciate their culture and history as well as the values and traditions of others. They try to evaluate situations from different perspectives and are ready to learn by experience.
They explore the world of nature and its laws; interaction between nature and the humankind; how people use their scientific discoveries; the impact of science and technology on the society and the environment
How We Organize Ourselves
They act judiciously and decisively in uncertain situations; they both independently and in cooperation with others learn new ideas and innovative strategies. If they face problems or changes, they show resourcefulness and resilience.
They understand the importance of the balanced development of various aspects of their lives – intellectual, physical and emotional – to achieve the well-being of both themselves and others. They understand their interdependence either with other people, or with the world around.
They thoroughly analyze the world around them as well as their own ideas and experience. They tend to understand and assess their strengths and weaknesses, and apply this assessment for further education process and personal development.