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Primary Years Programme


The primary goal of the PYP is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through their actions.  

 PYP provides a framework for organizing curriculum and delivering instruction.  All grade levels focus their curriculum around the same six themes of global significance. These themes are intended to help children engage with their world and the world around them.

 In this program, students inquire, make connections, develop conceptual understanding, think critically, work collaboratively, consider multiple perspectives, construct meaning, reflect, and take action.

2018-2019 Hayes Programme of Inquiry
2018-2019 Stevenson Programme of Inquiry

The PYP:

Hayes and Stevenson Elementary Schools became authorized IB World Schools in 2010. 

Fridley Preschool is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. *Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes. Candidate status gives no guarentee that authorization will be granted.


Kirsten Wickman
Hayes IB PYP Coordinator

Kate Talafous
Stevenson IB PYP Coordinator

Karin Beckstrand
Pre-K IB PYP Coordinator