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IB Primary Years Program

Spicewood is an IB authorized school implementing the Primary Years Programme (PYP) since 2005. Our program focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer and is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance.

The 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.

What is the Primary Years Program?

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It 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.

Exhibition at Spicewood Elementary


PYP FAQs @ Spicewood Elementary

IB Info Night Presentation

Report Card Information

Program of Inquiry

Music Scope & Sequence

IBO Website

Policies That Guide Our Instruction

Assessment Policy

Language Policy

Inclusion Policy

Contact Information

PYP Coordinator
Jessica Oates

The PYP Exhibition

Exhibition is a final celebration of the PYP program, providing students with an opportunity to reflect on the essential elements of the program: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action. The students take the ultimate action with their own personal inquiry as they reflect on themselves as an IB student. This inquiry project involves students identifying, investigating, and offering solutions or action to real life issues or problems. To learn more, visit our Exhibition Parent Information Session presentation.

Exhibition 2018

Exhibition 2016