Primary Years Program
Westlake Academy has been successfully implementing the Primary Years
Program since 2003 and achieved IB authorization in July 2006.
The Primary Years Program, a curriculum framework for children aged 3 - 12, focuses on inquiry-based learning. By emphasizing knowledge, skills, critical thinking and the fostering and development of universal human values, the PYP is a powerful means of going beyond subject domains, asking students to use their knowledge and skills to solve real life problems.
Thus students become responsible for their own learning and must work collaboratively with peers and build on each member's strength.
All of the IB programs are flexible enough to enable teachers to respond to local requirements; thus the Academy addresses all the TEKS but endeavours to do so within a much more transdisciplinary manner and without 'teaching to the test'.
Click here to read more about the:
Primary Years Programme
Primary Years Programme General Regulations
Primary Years Program Model