The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for students ages 3-12 or in the elementary grades. Clyde Erwin began adopting IB-PYP philosophies in the 2009-2010 school year and became a candidate school in the 2011-2012 school year. This transition has been a natural one for Clyde Erwin Elementary and has been a wonderful instructional platform for our students.
International Baccalaureate PYP programs seek to provide learning that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant, where international-mindedness flourishes. Inquiry into specific concepts or central ideas drives the instruction, with teachers and students working together through the inquiry process.
Collaboration is encouraged as students make real-world connections using real-world skills and strategies.
The IB-PYP program focuses on transdisciplinary learning through the use of inquiry based unit-planners (Programme of Inquiry). Our Programme of Inquiry is based on six themed units - Who We Are, Where We Are In Place and Time, How We Express Ourselves, How The World Works, How We Organize Ourselves, Sharing The Planet. Our Programme of Inquiry is located outside of the auditorium and you can also view it by clicking on the link.
Specific information regarding the IB-PYP program can be obtained by contacting the school PYP coordinator or by visiting the IB website.