Grade 5 students explored, imagined, predicted, designed and observed change over time at the Cortambert Campus building site in November 2017.
Primary Years Programme (Nursery - Grade 5)
The International School of Paris (ISP) is committed to implement and further develop the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes. In the Primary School, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is followed from Nursery to Grade 5. ISP was officially authorized to offer the PYP by the IB in June 2004 and since then has successfully participated in IB evaluation visits in June 2007 and May 2012. The results of this most recent visit acknowledge the work we are doing as a successful IB PYP school.
We believe our students
- Learn through inquiry and a concept driven curriculum.
- Build on prior knowledge.
- Require opportunities to work individually, with a partner and collaboratively.
- Should be viewed as competent and be listened to.
- Are curious, inquisitive, explorers and that they interact with the environment physically, socially and intellectually.
- Require support in their journey to become independent, autonomous learners.
- Learn through differentiated experiences which accommodate for the range of abilities and learning styles.
ISP is committed to
- Creating learning environments that are stimulating and provocative.
- Challenging our thinking and examining our practice.
- Engaging in disciplined dialogue around student learning.
- Effective ongoing professional development to ensure our teachers are lifelong learners and engaging in the most recent effective practice.
- Supporting students and their families.
The PYP is both a curriculum framework and a philosophy that facilitates guided, structured inquiry.
The Primary School encourages students to
- Develop a strong set of problem-solving strategies.
- Think critically.
- Develop a sense of agency and self-efficacy.
- Develop knowledge and skills to apply to new situations or tasks.
- Continue to question throughout their lives.
- Develop international mindedness.
- Take action as a result of the learning process.
Grade 5 students play educational games with seniors at La maison Filippa as part of our ongoing intergenerational learning project.
Primary School parents presented over 100 sessions during our annual celebration of languages. Thank you to everyone who volunteered!
This academic year the Primary School has embarked upon a whole school inquiry into how the world works. Students have been visiting the Paris Sewer Museum to inquire into water and how it is transported.
On Monday, October 2, Dr Elizabeth Milovidov, a lawyer, law professor and internet safety expert, came to the Primary School to hold a seminar for parents on the challenges facing parenting in the digital age.
"These buildings are beautiful. It should be easier to see them," was one of Kate Grant's thoughts upon arriving at ISP as the new Primary School principal.
This year's Grade 5 Exhibition is ready for display and Grade 6 were among the first to visit.
Primary School students delivered thank-you letters to the local police. These letters were written to mark the Jewish festival of Purim in March.