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Primary Years Program

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The PYP marks the start of a lifelong journey. It develops caring and culturally aware children aged 3 – 12 to become active participants in their own learning (IBO. International Baccalaureate). The American School of Quito has delivered the Primary Years Programme (PYP) since 2016 from Nursery/Multi-Age to Grade 6.  FCAQ chose IB’s PYP Program because it aligns to our school’s mission, vision, values and pedagogical beliefs.



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The PYP Framework

The PYP 2018 enhanced Model, launched in 2018, has the IB Learner Profile at its center. The PYP, like the other IB programs, aims to instill International Mindedness in all students. That is achieved through the inquiry of the 6 transdisciplinary themes. The subject areas are the content through which these transdisciplinary themes are explored. Action and Exhibition ‘embrace’ the center, as both are the ultimate expression and result of Inquiry and the PYP Program.

The PYP Learner

Approaches to Teaching in the PYP