The Elementary School curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. This is an international curriculum framework designed for children of Elementary School age and is part of a continuing programme that culminates in the I.B. Diploma in the final two years of high school. Our school is the first school and only in the Philippines to be authorized by the I.B. Office to offer both the I.B. Primary Years Programme (PYP), and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The Primary Years Programme focuses upon the total growth of the developing child, in addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs, in addition to academic welfare. The PYP combines the best research and practice from schools around the world, offering a comprehensive inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.
Many subject areas, particularly Social Studies and Science, are focused upon in our PYP theme studies, also known as our Programme of Inquiry. In addition to the PYP themes, the students receive specific instruction in Language Arts, Science and Mathematics. We also offer a strong Philippine History, Culture and Values component as well as Art, Music and Physical Education. The children are also required to choose between Religious Education and World Religion. Our courses are fully recognized by the Department of Education, which means that, should they wish to, students can continue their education in other recognized schools and colleges in the Philippines.
In addition to the curriculum described above, we also have a range of special events each year. This year, these events, which are usually transdisciplinary in nature, include Filipino Week, International Week, the Christmas Holiday Celebration, and a Science Week, as well as a continuing focus on books.
In summary, we believe that our curriculum is rich, well-balanced and exciting for our students.
For a comprehensive guide to our PYP Curriculum, please click here.