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What is the PYP?

It stands for the Primary Years Programme; the elementary school section of the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization).  One of our feeder schools, Cedar Park offers the MYP (Middle Years Programme) as does the International School of Beaverton where several of our students head for middle school and high school.

 

What does this mean for Raleigh Park?

A good place to start is with two key components of the International Baccalaureate Organization's mission statement.

The IBO aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences can also be right.

The PYP classroom is a place characterized by purposeful inquiry where both teacher and student input are valued.  The curriculum will ask teachers to incorporate current standards and targets into six units of inquiry throughout the year. This allows for skills to be taught across the subject areas, while being connected to a larger global concept.  Students will be encouraged to take part in their own learning by asking questions, finding answers, and reflecting on what they have learned through an inquiry model of instruction.