International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) info




Our Mission Statement

Avon Elementary, the heart of a world-class, multicultural school community, is committed to maximizing the potential of each individual learner.  In a safe and nurturing environment, we educate and empower our students to become high achieving, well-rounded, multilingual global citizens. In partnership with our families and community, we strive to instill compassion and a lifelong love of learning.







IB Attitudes

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IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB Programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

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From: IB Learner Profile Booklet, 2008, updated  2009, IBO


Key Concepts

The concepts that are central to the curriculum are presented in the form of key questions.  It is these questions, used flexibly by teachers and students when planning an inquiry-based unit, that shape that unit, giving it direction and purpose.  It is in this sense that the key questions, and the concepts to which they relate, are said to drive the PYP curriculum.
PYP key concepts and related questions:

Form:  What is it like?
Function: How does it work?
Causation: Why is like it is?
Change:  How is it changing?
Connection:  How is it connected to other things?
Perspective:  What are the points of view?
Responsibility:  What is our responsibility?
Reflection:  How do we know?

From Making the PYP Happen, 2009.

Avon Elementary Programme of Inquiry 2017-18