PYP At a Glance

The Primary Years Program in Poudre School District is designed for students in grades K-5. This transdisciplinary program of international education focuses not only on academic growth, but also on the growth of the child as a whole, encompassing academic, social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs.

The PYP combines the best research and practice from a range of national systems with a ewalth of knowledge and experience to create a "relevant, engaging, challenging, and significant" framework for all children (IB Website, 2008). The PYP also promotes an inquiry approach, which puts students at the center of their own learning.

A PYP school is one that strives toward developing an internationally minded person who has the attributes and dispositions described in the learner profile.

Key components of the program include:

  • Foreign language instruction (Spanish)
  • Inquiry based learning
  • Character education
  • International perspectives
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