International Baccalaureate
(IB PYP Framework)

The IB PYP curriculum supports the whole child, nurturing students’ academic, social and emotional development.

What is IB PYP?

The IB PYP is an engaging, student-centered curriculum that teaches children to become independent, lifelong learners and critical thinkers. Its transdisciplinary framework allows students to explore various topics across subject areas, rather than merely memorizing facts or studying topics in isolation. This makes it possible for students to expand their skills and knowledge and apply them in real-world contexts.

IB Primary Years Programme is an all-encompassing framework focusing on international-mindedness and universal values, key characteristics of dynamic citizens and leaders.

IB PYP Curriculum

OWIS’ International Baccalaureate PYP provides a host of opportunities to help students become well-rounded leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Here are just a few examples of how we put the PYP into practice:

Service Projects

The IB curriculum at One World International School encourages children to get involved in the surrounding community, where they learn the value of serving others and making a difference.


Exhibitions and other special events foster teamwork and communication whilst enabling students to showcase their skills and talents.

Environment Stewardship

Students learn to be responsible stewards of the environment by participating in initiatives aimed at conserving precious natural resources.

Technology Mastery

Students complete research and other projects using iPads, laptops and other devices. This teaches them not only to use technology responsibly but to become more adaptable as it continues to evolve.


Organised sports, class discussions and other collaborative activities help students appreciate different roles and perspectives, instilling in them a sense of respect for themselves and others.


Teachers take students' interests into account when planning the curriculum, empowering them to ask questions and take initiative to discover the answers.

Inquiry-Based Approach

Students explore topics across different subject areas. For example, a unit on sharing the planet might include science lessons on natural resources, social science lessons on communities and interdependence and mathematics lessons on calculating population growth.

Inquiry Led Framework

The PYP framework empowers students to take ownership of their learning through inquiry. This comprehensive approach also provides opportunities for teachers to collaborate so that they can hone their craft by staying current on best practices and innovative methods and learning new, creative ways to incorporate them into their classrooms. Our dynamic campus, with its flexible learning spaces and cutting-edge facilities, provides an ideal setting to implement the IB PYP. The IB PYP prepares children for subsequent secondary programmes and lays the foundation for students to become global citizens and leaders.

Why is IB PYP at OWIS Riyadh the Best Choice For Your Child?

At OWIS, the IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) is structured to meet children’s varied intellectual and development needs. The program ensures progression and improvement across various stages of learning and incorporates continuous evaluation of a student’s growth.

Through IB PYP we follow an engaging, student-centered curriculum that teaches children to become independent, lifelong learners and critical thinkers. The transdisciplinary framework of our IB curriculum allows primary school students to explore topics across varied subject areas. The journey of learning under IB PYP is carefully designed and applied through effective ways at OWIS.

FAQs About OWIS IB PYP Curriculum

 IB PYP facilitates overall development, prepares children to tackle real-world problems and ignites love for lifelong learning.

The age of students for the International Baccalaureate PYP program is 3 to 12 years. 

It is a rigorous and balanced program that helps develop critical thinking and communication skills. It allows students to excel and discover their capabilities.

IB program fosters creativity, critical thinking, and writing skills in students but AP focuses on building subject-specific competency. You can choose any of them depending upon your child’s interest and learning capabilities.

The five essential elements of the International Baccalaureate curriculum are concept, knowledge, skills, attitude and action.

Visit our school and see how we can support your child’s all-round development

Get a virtual feel of our friendly and warm school environment. Learn more about the IB PYP and our child-centred teaching methodology. Discover why our rigorous and holistic curriculum successfully prepares your child for secondary school and see how we raise internationally minded and confident lifelong learners.

We are an IB PYP Candidate School

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