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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Organization offers four high quality international education programmes to more than one million students in 144 countries.

Read: 5 Ways to support your child as a PYP parent

At West Bay, we offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for all students in K through to Grade 7.

Current Programme of Inquiry

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IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. Learn more…


IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Open-minded
  • Knowledgeable
  • Caring
  • Thinkers
  • Risk-takers
  • Communicators
  • Balanced
  • Principled
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Elements of the Programme

KNOWLEDGE – Significant, relevant content that we wish the students to explore and know about, taking into consideration their prior experience and understanding Learn more…

CONCEPTS – Powerful ideas that have relevance within the subject areas but also transcend them and that students must explore and re-explore in order to develop a coherent, in-depth understanding. Learn more…

APPROACHES to LEARNING – The capabilities that the students need to demonstrate to succeed in a changing, challenging world, which may be disciplinary or transdisciplinary in nature. Learn more…

ACTION – Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through action; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements. In the PYP, every student should have the opportunity to be involved in authentic action either as an individual or in a group of students working collaboratively.

West Vancouver Schools is pleased to accept both in-district and out-of-district applications for registration.

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Admissions for the 24/25 school year are openClick here for eligibility and timelines