What Is the PYP?

    Since its inception, the Primary Years Programme has widely impacted not only students aged 3–12 and their school communities worldwide but also the course of international education. As a transdisciplinary, inquiry-based and student-centered education with responsible action at its core, the PYP has remained trusted, timeless and transformational.

    In response to the challenges and opportunities found in our rapidly changing complex world, and in line with movements in global education to develop lifelong learners, a future-focused PYP has evolved. 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. Augmenting the focus of the “written, taught, and assessed” curriculum with the human elements-—the learner and the learning community—underlines that everyone connected to the school community has voice, choice and ownership to impact learning and teaching. These holistic components complement and reinforce each other to form a coherent whole.



    IB Mission Statement


    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.


    Our Timeline

    Briargrove Elementary was authorized as an IB World School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for Primary Years in March 2015. As an IB World School, we join the ranks of 16  PYP campuses within HISD and over 4,000 schools world-wide. To learn more about IBO and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.


    Questions or interests regarding IB and Briargrove?
    Feel free to contact Quinetta Sampy, Briargrove Elementary IB Coordinator