inspiring critical thinking
developing global awareness
Saint Luke School is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) candidate school for both the PYP (Primary Years Programme) and the MYP (Middle Years Program) and will be taught from preschool (3 and 4 year) through grade 8.
The IB program promotes intentionally designing and delivering curriculum to bring forward essential learning and experiences for all of our students. The IB believes our students’ learning experiences must reflect the world in which they live.
PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME
EARLY CHILDHOOD Preschool 3/4 – GRADE 5
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) offered at over 900 authorized schools worldwide, is a guided inquiry-based teaching method that centers on student questions. Rather than working through a standard lesson and learning facts, students study a central idea by creating and exploring their own questions.
“My favorite part is the students’ questions,” says TIS (The International School) Japanese Kindergarten teacher Hideko Forzely. “Before the IB, the students would ask some questions, and I would usually tell them the answers. But now, I give them tools to do the research and we all learn together.”
Through this concept-driven process, students gain deep content understanding while learning the skills to acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge. It is those skills that enable children to become independent learners, capable of pursuing knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life.
MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of their programming after Saint Luke and in the workforce.
Click here to see the IB Learner Profile, which will guide our community learning and actions.
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