In pre-school settings at Suzhou EtonHouse, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), with its inquiry-centred, multi-disciplinary philosophy is equally a foundation for teaching and learning. All of these settings have accredited International Baccalaureate World School status.
The IB PYP is a framework for international education designed to foster the development of the whole child as a global citizen. It supports the intellectual, aesthetic, physical, cultural and social needs of the student. This is achieved through learning that is identified to be engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. The framework of the PYP sets learning objectives, what we want our students to know, combined with the application of sound classroom practice, how best will they learn and effective, appropriate assessment how will we know what they have learnt. These three components, along with the attributes of the IB Learner Profile, form the basis for implementation of the IB programme.