What is IB?

by Liisa Sorsa

Swigert International School IB-Primary Years Program

Swigert is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. The IB-PYP program uses student interest to study topics that are of importance in the world in which we live. Through the PYP program at our school, children:

Program of Inquiry

Inquiry is the main teaching and learning approach used in a PYP school. In inquiry-based classrooms, students are actively involved in their own learning, take responsibility for that learning, and are prompted to take action. Inquiry can surface in many ways including:

PYP schools develop a transdisciplinary program of inquiry organized by 6 transdisciplinary themes. In this program of inquiry, each grade level explores 6 units of inquiry a year to learn about globally significant issues. The transdisciplinary themes are:

Learn more about Swigert’s themes.

Learn about Swigert’s grade level IB plans for this school year.

PYP structure graphic