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Early Years


Our Early Year’s Programme (EY) is your child’s first experience with the world of inquiry-based learning here at Bogaerts International School. As we are a candidate school for the PYP*, and already possess authorization as an MYP and DP international school, there is no better way for your child to develop the skills that he or she needs to find success in an ever-changing and expanding world.

In EY, our emphasis is on building conceptual understandings based on life skills, contextual learning experiences, and learning through play. Our highly trained and experienced homeroom staff build their curriculum around transdisciplinary themes (we teach four units of inquiry during the course of the school year) with a Montessori-inspired approach, meaning that your child will take away an enjoyment of learning as well as important life lessons that will guide students to success both in and out of school. We also take a great deal of pride in our literacy programme, in which our goal is to have your child reading and understanding English texts by the time he or she departs for Year 1 of the PYP.

Our EY accepts students from age 2.5 to 5, and those who can operate independently in a classroom (e.g. can use the toilet on their own, etc.). Our teachers used a mixed-age classroom approach, so your child will have an opportunity to learn from others as well as be a role model to others.

For more information regarding our EY programme, please consult the 2018-2019 Curriculum Handbook and Student/Parent Handbook. For questions, please feel free to contact our PYP Coordinator, Danielle Robertson, at

Download the primary curriculum guide
Download the Primary Student/Parent Handbook

Bogaerts International School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a commom commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Bogaerts International School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit



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