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International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP)
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What is IB?

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) focuses on the development of the whole child.  It is a framework guided by six themes of global significance with a strong emphasis on inquiry-based learning.  The PYP is based on multiple current research-based best practices in education: constructivism (building on existing knowledge), student-centered learning, multiple learning styles, collaboration, project-based learning, multiple intelligences, and involving students in assessment processes.

 

Idlewild Elementary was authorized as a PYP World School in 2014, the first in Pierce County.  The PYP is for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. 

 

Idlewild’s Program of Inquiry (POI)

The POI shows the horizontal and vertical articulation of Idlewild’s curriculum for grades K-5. In each grade level, students complete six units of inquiry, and in subsequent years build on existing knowledge to deepen their understanding of the unit of inquiry’s theme. Each unit is focused around a Central Idea and up to three Lines of Inquiry. Idelwild's POI