Inquire, Learn and Reflect

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

AL Bassam International School is an IB – PYP authorized school, our learners are enrolled as Primary Years Program learners aged 3 to 12 years old in the Kindergarten and up to the Fifth grade classes.

The Primary Years Program enables our Students to take responsibility for their own learning. In developing Curriculum of international education for primary years the PYP definition is a broad and inclusive. The schools demonstrate a Persuasive influence and has un explicit impact on all aspects functioning of the school community.



Agency is the heart of the PYP curriculum where students have voice, Choice and Ownership.


A Transdisciplinary curriculum Framework: 

The PYP frame work centers on transdisciplinary learning as the curriculum organizer for students to experience leaving. between, across and beyond the academic subject boundaries.

It is an in-depth guide to an authentic inquiry based learning and teaching experience.

Six trans-disciplinary themes…

Who we are?
Where we are in place and time?
How we express ourselves?
How the world works?
How we organize ourselves?
Sharing the planet


Explored via key subjects 

  • English
  • Identity Subjects (Arabic, Social Studies, Islamic)
  • Math
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Physical, Social and Emotional Education