The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
The Lower School comprises all students from Early Years 1 to Grade 5 and represents 60 per cent of the student body of CDNIS.
From Early Years 1 to Grade 5, children are taught following the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP). This course of study concentrates on an inquiry-based approach to learning and encourages students to adopt the attributes of the “Learner Profile”. Classes encompass the basics of language arts, mathematics, Mandarin, social sciences, science, computer literacy, art, music and PE.
The primary goal of the Lower School is to have each child become an independent learner. We want students to excel both academically and personally and to show concern and respect for the school community and the community in which they live.
Evaluation and progressive testing is an ongoing process that takes place throughout the year with daily quizzes, participation, projects and home learning.