Primary Years Programme

5 – 11 years

What is the Primary Years Programme?

The PYP nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning through a student-centered approach to education.

About the programme

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. At MISV we offer the PYP for students aged 5-11. The programme focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.

Mälardalen International School (MISV) is in the process of becoming a candidate school within the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to deliver the Primary Years Programme since 2021. IB schools share a common philosophy and a commitment to a high quality education.

The six subject areas identified within the IB Primary Years Programme:

  • Language
  • Social studies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Swedish
  • Personal, social and physical education
Age range:
5 – 11 years
Programme brochure:

International Baccalaureate (IB) framework

Primary Years Programme

PYP Programme Model

The PYP curriculum framework emphasizes the central principle of agency that is threaded throughout the three pillars of the curriculum: the learner, learning and teaching, and the learning community.

PYP learning is based on authentic inquiry-based learning and teaching that is engaging, significant, challenging and relevant.
The PYP introduces us to educational principles and practices that will position learners as agents of their own learning at the center.