International Baccalaureate (IB PYP Curriculum)

The IB PYP curriculum supports the whole child, nurturing students' academic, social and emotional development.

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What to Expect From Our IB Primary Years Program?

The IB primary schooling at OWIS Riyadh lays strong foundations for a lifetime of curiosity, creativity, intellectual achievement and growth in young learners.

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What is IB PYP Curriculum?

The IB PYP is an engaging, student-centered curriculum that teaches children to become independent, lifelong learners and critical thinkers. Its transdisciplinary framework allows students to explore various topics across subject areas, rather than merely memorizing facts or studying topics in isolation. This makes it possible for students to expand their skills and knowledge and apply them in real-world contexts.

IB Primary Years Programme is an all-encompassing framework focusing on international-mindedness and universal values, key characteristics of dynamic citizens and leaders.

Play-Based, Inquiry-Led Learning

Our early years program is underpinned by a play-based approach to learning. Influenced by the inquiry-led IB PYP curriculum, our activities help students embark on a journey of exploration and self-discovery right from their development stage.

Our Team

Social, emotional and cognitive development of students is at the heart of our kindergarten education. At OWIS International School Riyadh, we have IB-trained educators who are mentors and guides to students from their young age. They give personal care and help students not just develop a love for learning, but also self-confidence and independence. Teachers also regularly expand their knowledge and skills in keeping with the needs of the times and our own high educational standards.

Our Facilities

Our spacious and bright new campus has made clever use of spaces to create a sensory learning environment for students, where they can enjoy being curious and adventurous in a safe manner. These spaces are customized to help them learn with enthusiasm and grow.

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Why We Are The Best Preschool In Riyadh

Play-based, inquiry-led learning

Our kindergarten program is underpinned by a play-based approach to learning. Influenced by the inquiry-led IB PYP curriculum, our activities help students embark on a journey of exploration and self-discovery right from their development stage.

Our Team

Social, emotional and cognitive development of students is at the heart of our kindergarten program. We have IB-trained educators who are mentors and guides to students from their young age. They give personal care and help students not just develop a love for learning, but also self-confidence and independence. Teachers also regularly expand their knowledge and skills in keeping with the needs of the times and our own high educational standards.

Our Facilities

Our spacious and bright new campus has made clever use of spaces to create a sensory learning environment for students, where they can enjoy being curious and adventurous in a safe manner. These spaces are customized to help them learn with enthusiasm and grow.

IB PYP Curriculum

OWIS' IB Primary Years Programme provides a host of opportunities to help students become well-rounded leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Here are just a few examples of how we put the PYP into practice:

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Service Projects

The IB program at One World International School encourages children to get involved in the surrounding community, where they learn the value of serving others and making a difference.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions and other special events foster teamwork and communication whilst enabling students to showcase their skills and talents.

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Environment Stewardship

Students learn to be responsible stewards of the environment by participating in initiatives aimed at conserving precious natural resources.

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Technology Mastery

Students complete projects using iPads, laptops and other devices. This teaches them not only to use technology responsibly but to become more adaptable as it continues to evolve.

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Sportsmanship

Organized sports, class discussions and other collaborative activities help students appreciate different roles and perspectives, instilling in them a sense of respect for themselves and others.

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Personalisation

Teachers take students' interests into account when planning the curriculum, empowering them to ask questions and take initiative to discover the answers.

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Inquiry-Based Approach

Students explore topics across different subject areas. For example, a unit on sharing the planet might include science lessons on natural resources, social science lessons on communities and interdependence and mathematics lessons on calculating population growth.

Inquiry Led Framework

The PYP framework empowers students to take ownership of their learning through inquiry. This comprehensive approach also provides opportunities for teachers to collaborate so that they can hone their craft by staying current on best practices and innovative methods and learning new, creative ways to incorporate them into their classrooms. 

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Why is IB PYP at OWIS Riyadh the Best Choice For Your Child?

At OWIS, the IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) is structured to meet children's varied intellectual and development needs. The program ensures progression and improvement across various stages of learning and incorporates continuous evaluation of a student's growth.

Through IB PYP we follow an engaging, student-centered curriculum that teaches children to become independent, lifelong learners and critical thinkers. The transdisciplinary framework of our IB curriculum allows primary school students to explore topics across varied subject areas. The journey of learning under IB PYP is carefully designed and applied through effective ways at OWIS.

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Your Child’s Educational Journey

Our Early Years Program serves as an introductory step to your child’s school journey for their K12 years. At the end of kindergarten, each child is ready to take on the challenges of future studies with confidence and curiosity.

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From ages 3 to 6

They spend time in an immersive, play-based classroom setting, in our Kindergarten Program which is based on the IB PYP curriculum integrated with the American Common Core with a strong emphasis on literacy in the Early Years.

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From ages 6 to 11

As a PYP candidate school, students will enjoy the IB PYP curriculum integrated with the American Common Core, where inquiry-led learning is encouraged and real-life application of learning is applied daily with the support of hands-on learning through our advanced learning spaces.

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From ages 11 to 18

They will focus on furthering their academic development through international curriculum and personal achievements as they prepare for life beyond our Secondary School.

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