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Programas Educativos Primaria


The Primary Years Program (PYP) is for to students 3 to 11 years old who relate to the world in a direct and interactive manner since this program promotes an active focus of teaching through which they build meanings by starting with the experience they have in the social and physical world that surrounds them.

It is based on the inter-relation of the development and learning processes which occur in the students and the curriculum framework promotes the development of concepts in every specific environment of the subjects.

The six trans-disciplinary issues are the distinctive characteristic of the Primary Years Program of the IB. These issues are the reference framework for the teacher´s plan, for the subjects and for the inquiry program. The inquiring activity is the guiding axis. The six issues are:

  • Who we are
    An inquiry into what it means to be human.
  • Where we are in time and space
    An inquiry into spatial and temporal orientation: local and global perspective.
  • How we express ourselves
    An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express our ideas.
  • How the world works
    An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world and human societies.
  • How we organize ourselves
    An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities.
  • How we share the planet
    An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things.

The six trans-disciplinary issues are the framework for the six disciplinary areas.

  • Language
  • Social Estudies
  • Matemathics
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Personal, Social and Physical Education(PSPE)

It is through the trans-disciplinary issues and the disciplines that we find the fundamental elements of PYP: Acquiring knowledge, comprehension, developing skills and attitudes, and carrying out actions.

These elements are integrated so that the students can acquire pertinent and transcending knowledge, and relate to previously acquired knowledge and foster in them an international mentality.


The construction of meaning and understanding is complemented with the acquisition and application of skills.

Thinking skills

It is the ability to manage time in an effective and appropriate way.

Social skills

This one refers to the ability to solve conflicts by listening attentively to others; of yielding to reach an agreement; of being reasonable in proposed situations; of accepting your responsibility and being fair.

Comunication skills

We expect the students to read a variety of sources for information and pleasure; comprehending what has been read; making inferences and drawing conclusions.

Self-management skills

It is the ability to manage time in an effective and appropriate way.

Research skills

Student will gather information from a variety of first and second-hand sources such as maps, surveys, direct observation, books, films, people, museums, and communication technology.

Comunication skills

Se fomenta que lean materiales de diversas fuentes para obtener información y por placer, y comprendan lo que se ha leído, puedan hacer inferencias y lleguen a conclusiones.