Our Lady of the Assumption's IB-PYP page


Our Lady of the Assumption is a Candidate School* for the Primary Years Programme This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Our Lady of the Assumption believes is important for our students. 

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

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Mission Statement from the IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. 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.

Curriculum Framework

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) offers a transdisciplinary, inquiry-based and student-centered edcuation with responsible action at its core, enabling students to learn between, across and beyond traditional subject boundaries. 

The transdisciplinary model extends across all three pillars of the PYP curriculum framework—the learner, learning and teaching, and the learning community.

The Pillars of the PYP Curriculum Framework

1. The learner: describes the outcomes for individual students and the outcomes they seek for themselves (what is learning?)

2. Learning and teaching: articulates the distinctive features of learning and teaching (how best to support learners?)

3. The learning community: emphasizes the importance of the social outcomes of learning and the role that IB communities play in achieving these outcomes (who facilitates learning and teaching)

PYP Learner Image

The Learner Profile

The learner profile illustrates the characteristics all IB schools strive to reach, teach, and uphold. They are at the core of our teaching.

IB learner profile

How to Get Involved

The IB Programme relies heavily on community and parent involvement! In addition to checking your child's Spaces portfolio and maintaining communication with the teacher, here are some ways you can help your child succeed in the programme.

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