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. 

In alignment with the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework, our curriculum emphasizes the development of essential skills including self-management, critical thinking, communication, social interaction, and research abilities. Through inquiry-based learning, students are empowered to take ownership of their education, fostering deep engagement and understanding. Our commitment to personalized learning ensures that every student's unique strengths and interests are recognized and nurtured, creating a supportive environment for growth. Technology integration further enhances the educational experience, providing access to resources and facilitating collaboration in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

Three Junior School students each with microphones at a podium addressing the audience
Junior school students with nets in hand learning about sustainability walking in a stream on Prem's campus

Learning on a 100-acre natural campus with a forest school and farm offers unparalleled benefits. Firstly, it provides hands-on experience, fostering a deeper understanding of ecological systems and sustainable practices. Students develop a profound connection to nature, enhancing their well-being and cognitive abilities. The outdoor setting stimulates creativity and problem-solving skills, as challenges emerge in real-life contexts. Additionally, interacting with farm animals and crops instills responsibility and empathy. This environment cultivates a sense of community, encouraging collaboration and teamwork among students. Ultimately, learning in such a setting promotes holistic development, equipping students with vital skills for a sustainable future.