Curriculum detail:
IB Primary Programme (Candidate School)

IB Statement
Stockholm International School is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe 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). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.
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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