The Primary Years Programme (PYP) at OYIS is authorized by the famous International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization. The PYP at OYIS covers from preschool to grade 6. As children progress through the programme, they become very powerful thinkers, caring classmates and responsible citizens. They learn how to ask interesting questions about many subjects. They learn how to systematically and creatively explore those questions to develop academic expertise, and they learn to evaluate what they discover. In the final year of the PYP (grade 6), students undertake a major research project then present their findings to the school community. The PYP is a powerful journey that lays the foundation for students’ future success both in school and out.
There are many pathways to advanced academic and social skills. In inquiry-based PYP education, students learn to ask questions, explore subjects and find and share answers. They learn to work individually and in teams to achieve academic success. They also learn to reflect on what they’ve done and consider their pathways forward.
OYIS is a small school, but it has all of the facilities needed to provide a great primary years experience for students, including a pool, large gym, library, music room, specially designed classrooms and more. All students have access to many mobile devices and laptop computers.
Inquiry-based education is much harder to teach than normal education. We work hard to find and keep the best international education teachers. OYIS teachers are passionate, friendly and very knowledgeable. You can trust them to help shape your child’s future in a way that few other schools in the region can.
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