What is IB/PYP?

Stowe is proud to be an authorized International Baccalaureate school, and to offer this world-class curriculum to our students.

This section of our web site provides information about the IB Primary Year Program and how this supports the education of your child.

IB/PYP is for students aged 5 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. The program:

  • encourages international-mindedness in IB students
  • encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they become lifelong learners
  • reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into real issues
  • emphasizes, through the learner profile, the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The IB Primary Years Program frames the learning activities of the school community. The framework is flexible enough to incorporate national curriculum requirements. It is used in national and international, state and privately funded schools.