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Primary Years Programme (PYP) Pre-K- Grade 5

The International Programs School is committed to providing the best education to its students. IPS is an IB-PYP authorized school accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) and teaching is guided by the Ontario and Common Core Plus Standards. These standards influence the content and expectations in all curriculum areas.

IPS provides students with opportunities for learning about issues that have local, national and global significance, leading to an understanding of human commonalities. Each grade level Pre K-5 carefully plans transdisciplinary units of inquiry. Collectively, these units form a trans-disciplinary school-wide program of inquiry. Organizing the curriculum around the six transdisciplinary themes contextualizes the learning for the students. It enables them to experience a balance of subject-specific knowledge, concepts, and skills in order to develop an understanding of the transdisciplinary themes.

The inquiry is the leading but not exclusive approach to learning. Students inquire into the transdisciplinary themes and reflect on the connections between life in school, life at home and life in the world. By helping students make the connections and see that learning is connected to life, a strong foundation for future learning is established.