Academics

Programmes - IB PYP

The Primary School

IB Primary Years Programme

Introduction

The early years between the ages 3 to 5 are considered as the foundational years to mould and direct a child’s progress. MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul is among the top-ranked PYP schools in Maharashtra, which provides a secure, stimulating and supportive environment for children where learning takes place and creative expression is encouraged. Our main aim is to strengthen self-confidence, develop a happy and positive learning attitude, inculcate good habits for healthy and safe life , inspire creativity and individuality by learning through play, develop natural curiosity by exploring and discovering through structured play. The Primary School focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic ones.


International perspective

Being among the top PYP Schools in Pune, Vishwashanti Gurukul’s Primary School programme seeks to give students an appreciation of the perspectives of people from other cultures, regions, and nations. To experience units of inquiry learning , resources and examples from a variety of cultures are used . Teachers encourage students to recognize that for any question or issue, there are different perceptive. In addition, all students have the opportunity to study a second language by age seven. Children learn to communicate in another language and also gain an understanding of the culture in which the language is spoken.

We follow an inquiry-based curriculum and provide students with a strong foundation of essential knowledge skills and aptitude. Between ages 3-11, the children become physically fit, mentally alert, spiritually evoked, intellectually capable and are ready to face the future.


Curriculum Delivery

The school has dedicated, highly qualified and experienced teachers for the Primary School Programme. Most of the teachers have been trained at the PYP workshops all over Asia Pacific, arranged by the International Baccalaureate Organization. These teachers are well-equipped to impart knowledge by encouraging students to be enquirers rather than silent learners. They play the role of a facilitator as well as being fellow learners with the students.

As the top PYP School in Maharashtra, Vishwashanti Gurukul is an authorized school for the Primary Years Programme, conducting it since the last 9 years. All IB schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality and challenging international education that Gurukul believes is important for students.

Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as IB World Schools can offer any of its three academic programmes – the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP - Candidate School), or the Diploma Programme.