Curriculum detail:
IB Primary Years Programme

IB Statement
Stockholm International School is an IB World School, authorised to teach the IB Continuum throughout the School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education. We believe this is important for our students.

* Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP).  For further information about the IB and its programmes visit

Ib PYP conceptual infographic

Inquiry and collaboration

Inquiry and collaboration in early learners strengthen emotional development and student agency. Through the learning environment at SIS, our early learners develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Whenever possible, learning at SIS is transdisciplinary which ensures a holistic and interconnected approach. Students develop skills to form and underpin their personal development and an international mindset.

“School is fun. I like working stuff out”

– SIS student

Early Years Programme (3–5 year-olds)

How we learn in our early years, stays with us forever. The Early Years Programme (EYP) is designed to enable children to develop the academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions and attitudes they will need throughout a lifetime of learning.

The EYP encourages a holistic learning experience where play and student agency are essential parts of children’s learning and social development.

Children learn to get along and to disagree in a way that is helpful, to be proud of themselves and respectful of others, using key social and learning tools.

“My teacher is really nice. She listens to me and I listen to her!” 

– SIS student

Want to discover more?

Read our blog or attend a drop-in session

Parents and guardians of students who want to discover more about the IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) can get useful information and advice on our blog which you can find here,

The PYP Coordinator also offers informal drop-in sessions that provide a unique opportunity for you to connect with and engage in insightful conversations about the PYP curriculum and teaching methodologies.

During these short interactive sessions you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the PYP curriculum’s philosophy and approach

  • Discover how we tailor learning experiences to cater to your child’s individual strengths and needs

  • Explore the collaborative efforts between educators, students, and parents to create a holistic educational journey

  • Have the chance to ask questions, offer suggestions, and contribute to the continuous enhancement of our curriculum

Dates and times and a registration link will be made available here soon after the new term starts.