International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme

West County Mandarin School is a candidate school* for the IB Primary Years Program (PYP).  This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.  IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. WCMS anticipates becoming a fully authorized IB World School by 2021.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.  For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

The IB PYP focuses on six transdisciplinary themes selected for their relevance to the real world. They are described as transdisciplinary because they focus on issues that go across subject areas. The transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a program of inquiry. Teachers work together to develop investigations into important ideas, which require a substantial and high level of involvement on the part of students.   – The International Baccalaureate

 

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