Mount Daniel's IB Primary Years Programme

Coordinator: Jeremy Ferrara jferrara@fccps.org

The PYP is a part of the greater International Baccalaureate Curriculum which is an internationally recognized, rigorous educational program.  The PYP teaches students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate international-mindedness.  It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.   

Here at Mount Daniel, we encourage our students to take action and think about ways they can make their community a better place.  We focus on building skills that students will use throughout their educational journey to make them successful and independent learners and thinkers.   

The Learner Profile 
The Learner Profile is at the heart of IB education throughout all programmes.  It is a list of 10 traits that we teach students to embody through our Units of Inquiry.  A Mount Daniel, we explicitly teach these traits through books that involve characters demonstrating the trait.  Class discussions help to clarify the meaning of each story and allow students to make connections to their lives within and outside of the classroom setting.  As a school, we focus on two traits a week to reinforce throughout the year.  The IB Learner Profile Traits are:  
      • Inquirers 
      • Knowledgeable 
      • Thinkers 
      • Communicators 
      • Principled 
      • Open-Minded 
      • Caring 
      • Risk-takers 
      • Balanced 
      • Reflective