Primary Years Program

The International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm is an authorized IB World School, offering the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB Primary Years Program (IBPYP) is an international curriculum framework designed for all children between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

The program focuses on the total growth of the developing child, affecting hearts as well as minds and addressing social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare. The IBPYP combines the best research and practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational program.

The IBPYP program offers a comprehensive, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. It provides an internationally designed model for concurrency in learning and incorporates guidelines on student learning styles, teaching methodologies, and assessment strategies.

IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.

The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.

Further information about the IB is available on

Primary Years