Primary Years Programme

Education for a better world
On 15 June 2018, Alabuga International School received the status of Authorised Primary Years Programme The International Baccalaureate® School.

The Primary Years Programme PYP is designed for pupils aged 7 to 11 years old and aims to develop children as a whole and to foster their curiosity both in and out of the classroom. PYP is a cross-curricular programme and is flexible enough to meet the requirements of most national or local curricula. It ensures that students are best prepared for the IB Secondary School Programme.
Что такое PYP IB?
An inquiry-based learning environment means that a student's unique abilities and interests are taken into account when building skills that they will need throughout their lives. This includes thinking, researching and understanding cultural context. Most importantly, what students gain from the programme is a curiosity for learning and the ability to find information independently, as well as to make a positive impact on the local community.
Pupils are excited to go to school and enjoy the process of inquiry-based learning. By encouraging pupil voice, choice and responsibility, PYP builds confident, happy, creative, empathetic and self-motivated young people.
Что такое Профиль учащегося IB
The IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB learners we strive to be:
  • Inquirers
    They nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. They know how to learn independently and with others. They learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life
  • Knowledgeable
    They develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. They engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signifcance
  • Thinkers
    They use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. They exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions
  • Communicators
    They express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. They collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups
  • Principled
    They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. They take responsibility for our actions and their consequences
  • Open-minded
    They critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. They seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and they are willing to grow from the experience
  • Caring
    They show empathy, compassion and respect. They have a commitment to service, and they act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us
  • Risk-takers
    They approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. They are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change
  • Balanced
    They understand the importance of balancing dierent aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. They recognize our interde-pendence with other people and with the world in which we live
  • Reflective
    They thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and expe-rience. They work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

What do PYP students learn?

PYP is a conceptual curriculum that integrates subject areas to support enquiry and learning in meaningful contexts. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum allows students to experience how subject knowledge and understanding work together in the real world while experiencing the individual components.


In the PYP graduating class, students participate in a PYP exhibition that gives them the opportunity to explore, reflect, document and share their understanding of an issue of personal significance. The entire learning community celebrates together at a culminating event. The presentation and assessment skills developed through the PYP Exhibition develop confident students and successfully prepare them for the IB Middle Years Programme or the next stage of their education.