IB PYP Coordinators: Jennifer Noe and Lisa Enrique
Welcome to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at Freedom 7 Elementiary School of International Studies. We invite you to explore the page, gathering information about our philosophy, curriculum and culture.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic ones. At the heart of the PYP is a commitment to structured inquiry as a vehicle for learning. Six transdisciplinary themes help teachers and children explore knowledge in the broadest sense of the word. Teachers and students use key questions that are concept based to structure the units of inquiry. They acquire and apply transdisciplinary skills while developing an understanding of these important concepts.The development of explicit attitudes and the expectation of socially responsible behavior are also essential elements of the program.
Freedom 7 Elementary School of International Studies is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) School. Through the IB Program, Freedom 7 offers an inquiry based curriculum that empowers students to become responsible world citizens and reflective lifelong learners. In keeping with the international focus of PYP, students are required to learn a second language. At Freedom 7, all students, kindergarten through sixth grade, receive Spanish instruction as part of the curriculum.