The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) teaches students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The first program of the IB continuum, the PYP introduces students to their educational journey through an enriched body of curriculum taught by specialists and world leaders in IB education. Students begin developing a skillset that will carry them through middle year grades, high school, into university and life beyond. As the PYP cultivates the whole student, students are inspired to become knowledgable, inquisitive, caring, confident and diligent young people.
St. Jude’s Academy is more than just a typical elementary school. Students experience much more than a stagnant, one-classroom day. Through specialist-driven rotary classes, students have the opportunity to explore the subjects of French, Music, Art, Drama and Physical Education outside of the classroom, while core teachers conduct classes according to the IB PYP methods for the subjects of Math, English, Science and Social Studies.