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Primary Years Programme


The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme* (PYP) focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas: language, social studies, mathematics, arts, science, personal, social and physical education. The PYP provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme at the school.
The Primary Years Programme:
  • addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being
  • encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning
  • supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it
  • helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.

Core values & mission statement

Bogaerts International school is committed to developing students who are internationally minded, independent, and enthusiastic about life and learning. Our school strives for excellence in a happy, caring community founded on integrity and respect.
Bogaerts International school aims to be an international school that:
  • respects every individual
  • has a curriculum that reflects the international nature of the school
  • provides a language rich environment
  • promotes active service to the wider community

an open, inclusive community that:

  • treats everyone with fairness
  • listens to and treats with respect those with different points of view
  • empowers its members to be proactive

a school that:

  • is open to the outside world
  • encourages and supports innovation
  • is a community in which all of its members see themselves as learners a school meeting the individual needs of its students that:
  • has high expectations in all areas
  • believes that everyone can succeed.
Download the primary curriculum guide
Download the Primary Parent/Student 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 common philosophy—a 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.
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Chloe / Year 11

Bogaerts International School has helped me become a critical thinker and more open-minded to different cultures.