AIA implements the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) starting preschool up to grade five. The PYP focuses on approaches to learning, approaches to teaching, concepts and attitudes to develop the whole child. The program offers six subject areas (Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, Arts, Science, Physical, Social and Personal Education) that are taught through the lens of six transdisciplinary themes: who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves, and sharing the planet. Children at AIA start learning a second language in addition to their first language in the KG.
Who we are
Children will be inquiring through this theme into themselves physically, mentally and socially, as well as the human relationships including the family, friends, communities and cultures.
Where we are in place and time
This theme helps children to enquire into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How we express ourselves
This theme is about inquiring into the ways in which children discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.
How the world works
This theme encourages children to inquire into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies.
How we organize ourselves
This theme is about the social systems and community organizations; societal decision- making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Sharing the planet
This theme is dedicated to encourage children to inquire into the rights and responsibilities to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
During the last year of the program, in grade 5, every student has to undertake a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process through which he/she will identify, investigate and offer solutions to a real- life problem. The products of this process will be displayed for parents and the community during a special event in which students can explain their inquiry.
For more information about the PYP, please visit the IBO website: