The PYP curriculum at OYIS focuses on the holistic growth of our students. This means developing internationally-minded individuals with life-relevant transdisciplinary and disciplinary skills.
International-mindedness is a view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility to its members. We do this by providing our students with educational opportunities that develop their academic as well as their social, physical, emotional needs through play, inquiry, exploration, and collaboration. This approach helps prepare students to become confident and independent learners ready to challenge and change themselves and the world to make it a better place.
As children, from preschool to grade 6, progress through the PYP, they become very powerful thinkers, caring classmates, and responsible citizens. They learn how to ask interesting questions about many subjects. They learn how to systematically and creatively explore those questions to develop academic expertise, and they learn to evaluate what they discover.