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Welcome to the International Baccalaureate 
Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) at 
QUEST Elementary School


 
IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Hilton Central School District Mission Statement

The Hilton Central School District is committed to educating each student for success academically, physically, emotionally, and
socially. We develop self-directed, life-long learners who think critically and creatively and function as caring, responsible, productive citizens. We accomplish this by attracting and inspiring high quality educators, administrators and staff, and involving parents, volunteers and community members.

What is the IB Primary Years Programme?

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning. The PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums and provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme. An aim of the PYP is to create a transdisciplinary curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3-12 age range.
                                                                                    PYP programme model
The IB 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.
Click here to view a 'What is the PYP' video from the IBO


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International Baccalaureate

Interested in learning more about the IB at QUEST?  Please contact:

   Mrs. Andrea Geglia, PYP Coordinator at 585-392-1000 x6119 or ageglia@hilton.k12.ny.us