Introducing the International Baccalaureate

At BIS-NY we are proudly accredited by the I.B. to offer both the Primary Years and the Middle Years Programme* 

What is the PYP?

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Learn more about the PYP here or below.

What is the MYP?

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16. The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.

*Please note in our Upper School BIS-NY offers the world-renowned IGCSE and A-Level Qualifications. 

Exploring the I.B. at BIS-NY

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IB works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right

The Mission of the I.B.