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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.

Exhibition Parent Information

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.

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PYP Open House

Exhibition Parent Information Session

Report Card Information

Program of Inquiry

IBO Website

Contact Coordinator

Policies That Guide Our Instruction

Assessment Policy

Language Policy

Special Education Needs Policy

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 2017

Exhibition 2016

Central Idea: Beliefs & values influence human actions.

Student Action

Sharing the Planet Video Contest

Every year Spicewood celebrates Earth Day by focusing the entire week on our transdisciplinary theme, Sharing the Planet. One of the activities for the week was a Sharing the Planet Video Contest. Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build global citizens fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.

Spicewood students created videos about personal ACTION we can take to preserve the Earth for future generations. Check out the winning videos below!  Click here to watch the winning videos!