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. 

Mark White

PYP Coordinator
Languages: English


DESK provides a positive learning environment 

that allows students to:

Develop Confidence in
their own Abilities

Develop Inquiry Skills

Respect the Opinions
of others

Think for Themselves

Express their Opinions

Primary Years

5 – 11 years

Timetable:
Monday to Friday

Programmes: 
Thüringer Curriculum
PYP Programme of Inquiry

Languages:
English, German and Japanese

IB: Yes
Full IB PYP
Programme of Inquiry

Sample Timetable

Sample PYP timetable image

PYP Programme

School day: 8:30 - 15:30

Download sample timetable here

Interested in joining our Primary Years Programme or would like more information about enrolments? Head over to our Admissions page