The IB Primary Years Programme
(PYP) is an inquiry-based program at Lausanne for students in Pre-Kindergarten (PK) through fourth grade. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer in both the classroom and in the world outside. This helps them grow socially, emotionally and academically. We also help them explore the world outside of their experience. They become aware of other cultures and peoples, exploring their common humanity while appreciating their differences—all with the goal of creating a better, more peaceful world.
Below you'll find descriptions of the unique programs you will find within Lausanne Collegiate School’s Lower School.
As students begin their journey in the International Baccalaureate Programme, they are building a foundation on which their learning will be built. Each grade compliments and steps up to the grade above it. Click the tabs to learn more about the curriculum.
Discovering Joy In Learning As part of Lausanne's International Baccalaureate curriculum, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) takes the best of teaching and learning worldwide to create classes that are challenging, exciting and perfect for the developing minds of children.
With Lausanne's personalized approach to learning, Lower School students grow to be caring, knowledgeable and independent thinkers, providing them with a foundation that they build upon in their journey through Lausanne's Middle School and IB Diploma Programmes.
The program is designed to teach our students to build connections across subject areas and develop investigations into their own ideas, encouraging students to think deeply while utilizing our transdisciplinary approach to research and education. Following an inquiry method of teaching, educators ask students open-ended questions, encouraging children to engage in discussions.
As an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school
, we are focused on creating a joyful and challenging learning environment, encouraging individualism, providing opportunities to succeed, embracing global mindedness, forging meaningful relationships, building character through kindness, cooperation and sharing and empowering individuals to seek their own journeys.
To learn more about the Lower School experience and education The Lausanne Way
, please schedule a tour of the Lower School and conversation with the Head of Lower School, Kara Barbour, by e-mailing email@example.com
or calling 901.474.1030.