The Primary Years Programme forms the basis for the curriculum in grades 1–5, as well as in kindergarten class (K5). Within the programme, we take an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, the guidelines we follow are those of state sponsored and private, internationally-minded schools throughout the world.
There are six transdisciplinary themes that help teachers develop their programme of inquiries. These are in depth investigations into important ideas that are identified by teachers. Students have a high level of involvement in the learning process. The ideas are related to the world beyond the school. Students see the relevance of the content and connect with it in a variety of ways. Learning is both challenging and engaging in the PYP Programme.
We believe that all students will know that a unit of inquiry involves an in-depth exploration of an important idea. Our teachers will be collecting evidence of how well their students understand an idea. They will be expected to work in a variety of ways, both independently and in groups.
Each day is an opportunity to explore the world around us in meaningful ways. The IB Learner Profile provides a model for students and parents to understand the process. There are ten learner qualities that PYP learners strive to be: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced, and reflective. PYP students are motivated to learn from the world around them which is known as “international mindedness.”
We help your child to receive and share ideas and information in English through structured play and meaningful activities. The six themes in the PYP Curriculum are transdisciplinary and include subject areas across the curriculum.
- Sharing the planet
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
The preschool students (ages 1-5) learn in a beautiful, historic villa with large grounds in Dresden-Blasewitz. The environment is child centred, based on best early childhood learning practices provided by highly qualified, dedicated and caring staff.
Students from Kindergarten and from Grade 1 to Grade 12 study at the school campus in Dresden-Altstadt. The modern campus facilities with a large sports hall offer excellent opportunities for students to progress in their learning successfully at all ages.
Our Student Support Services help us meet the needs of a range of learning profiles.