Primary Years Programme (PYP)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) grades K-5

Hugh Mercer Elementary School and Lafayette Upper Elementary School, grades K-5, are candidate schools for International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme.  This all inclusive, researched-based, best practices, instructional framework, “prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.”




Documents for Scholars/Families:

  • Rising freshmen and rising sophomores considering applying to the IB Diploma Program for their junior year should take the recommended courses in preparation for seeking acceptance into the program. Any questions can be referred to the Diploma Coordinator, Mr. James Snyder, or to the student’s school counselor.  Pre-IB Course Sequences 2017-18