Primary Years

  • Early Years
  • Primary Years

Our IB programs expand the boundaries of your children’s worlds, encouraging them to explore it one game at a time.

The Early Years programmes take students aged two-and-a-half to five, in a structure that satisfies all the children’s needs: from physical and emotional growth to learning, in a tranquil, pleasant environment, state-of-the-art and eco-sustainable.

The classes are in English and are divided into two phases:

  • Kindergarten (dai 3 ai 4 anni).
  • Transition (dai 4 ai 5 anni).
Every day, the old meets the new as students from every corner of the globe meet in our 18th Century villa.

From the age of two-and-a-half to the age of 11, students at the International School of Siena follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), a programme based on inquiry which places the child at the centre of the learning process, enabling him/her to acquire all the concepts proposed. In an active and stimulating study environment, our students face up to significant themes and subjects.

They are encouraged to act, applying what they study and learn, even outside the school, in their daily activities.

The PYP Curriculum contains 3 key components, which explain students’ learning, the teaching principles and the assessment of the entire programme.

IS Siena provides PYP students with an environment where children can experience the joy of learning and the enthusiasm of discovery, among gardens and equipped green areas in a historical backdrop of extraordinary beauty. The programme followed is that of the IB, based on the conviction that every child is naturally curious and inclined towards learning. The PYP teachers involve the students in every phase of the programme, enabling them to feel themselves an integral part of the learning process.

Please visit the dedicated section for the complete Curriculum Guides.

The Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate prepares students to face the challenges of the future. It concentrates on developing the whole student, inside and outside the classroom.

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