IB Primary Years Programme

Fountain International Magnet School is an authorized IB World School and is proud to be implementing the IB Primary Years Programme. 
IBO Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring students who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the  IBO 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.

FIMS Mission and Vision Statement
Mission, Vision

About the IB Primary Years Programme

The International Baccaleaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

For our youngest learners, the IB PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child; encompassing their social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs as part of a strong academic ethos.

The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging, and significant educational framework for children.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Watch this video to see how the PYP invigorat
es learning and teaching, and transforms school community and culture.

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What are the benefits of the PYP?

The PYP is a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole school communities. PYP students learn how to take control of their learning, teachers collaborate to deepen student-learning and increase their confidence and self-motivation. The whole school community, including parents, are viewed as partners in learning, and actively contribute to a holistic educational experience.

The IB PYP Develops
  • sensitivity to the experiences of others through the curriculum
  • the characteristics listed in the student profile
  • the attitudes that are an explicit element of the programme
  • the expectation of socially-responsible action as a result of the learning experience

Students Learn How to Learn

Throughout all IB programmes, students develop approaches to learning skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile. 

Students are able to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed.  They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress. 

Programmes help IB students: 
  • ask challenging questions
  • think critically
  • develop research skills proven to help them in higher education 

Important Links for Further Information 

Click here for more information about IB and the PYP on the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) website

Click here for the Fountain International Magnet School (FIMS) Behavior Expectations 

Click here to find out how we "ROAR" (teaching students how to resolve conflict)

Click here for  the FIMS Assessment Policy

Click here for the FIMS Language Policy

Click here for the FIMS Special Education Needs Policy