Primary Years Programme
The IB (International Baccalaureate) is a non-profit organisation based in Geneva Switzerland. It provides an educational philosophy and framework to ensure that schools all over the world are providing stimulating relevant and balanced programmes for their students.
As an authorised IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) world school since 2006 and a German School Abroad, DESK uses the educational plans from the Thuringia curriculum alongside the PYP Programme of Inquiry to create a comprehensive, inquiry based programme from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Both curricula focus on delivering a holistic curriculum encompassing the academic, social, emotional and physical aspects of learning.
The learning is organised into six Units of Inquiry based around six organising themes about our world and who we are. Through these units, the classroom teachers integrate language, mathematics, science, personal social education, social studies, drama and ICT, while single-subject teachers integrate music, art, physical education, German/English language and Japanese language.
DESK provides a positive learning environment
that allows students to:
their own Abilities
Develop Inquiry Skills
Respect the Opinions
Think for Themselves
Express their Opinions
Interested in joining our Primary Years Programme or would like more information about enrolments? Head over to our Admissions page