What is the Primary Years Programme?

The PYP is 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 a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.

The Primary Years Programme Curriculum

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) presents schools with a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education.

It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

Schools work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education.

The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3–12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.

Phase 4 of Oeiras International School project

for September 2019


The Primary school is planned in an old school called Manuel Vaz in Barcarena, property of Oeiras Town Hall. The investment is estimated for 96 students, and it will cover the investments necessary for the school to function. The building will include the following facilities:
Administrative office;
Six classrooms & extra-room;
Toilets & small kitchen;
Covered area
Outside playground

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