IB Primary Years Programme


Through the Primary Years Programme (PYP), we provide opportunities for students to develop essential concepts, skills, knowledge, and dispositions that enable them to build a positive relationship with learning processes and develop a passion as lifelong learners. Our students learn to express their opinions, respect others' opinions, think independently, ask critical questions, and gain confidence in their abilities. We develop and support all areas of a child’s development and learning - social, emotional, linguistic, creative, physical, and academic. We take pride in nurturing students' relationships with the natural world through our Organic Farm and Forest School programs.


Three Early Years students each with books are sitting at a table reading. One of the students is pointing to his book and the other two students are looking at it. at his book.

The PYP learning journey begins in the Early Years Programme (ages three to five), where our student-centred approach embraces play, exploration, and discovery. The journey continues through grades 1-5 (ages 6 to 10), where students learn to think critically and problem-solve through active, hands-on learning. We aim to develop globally minded citizens who respect themselves, others, and the environment.

Instruction is primarily in English, and specialised English language support is provided as needed. Students learn Literacy (English and an additional language), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies with their homeroom teachers. Our specialist teachers offer Music, Art, Physical Education, Thai Culture, Organic Farming, and Forest School. 

Happy Junior School students enjoying applause from the audience at the end of the Junior School Musical
Three Junior School students each with microphones at a podium addressing the audience

We emphasise the five IB Approaches to Learning: Self-Management, Thinking, Communication, Social, and Research skills. Our students learn through experiential teaching methodologies such as Inquiry, which places them at the centre of the learning experience. Our educators strive to personalise learning, ensuring that each child is appropriately challenged and that their interests and agency are valued. We utilise technology throughout the day, with shared laptops available to students. 

Additionally, our rare and natural 100-acre campus provides a diverse learning environment extending beyond the classroom walls to the organic farm, cooking school, bamboo forests, and pond.

Junior school students with nets in hand learning about sustainability walking in a stream on Prem's campus