International Baccalaureate Program K-7

International Baccalaureate
Student Group:
K-7 Students

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is located at Southlands Elementary School. The program involves a curriculum framework that focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six trans-disciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning. Southlands Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School. 

There are information sessions in November and January each year (exact dates will be announced in September). 

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is located at Southlands Elementary School.  The program involves a curriculum framework that focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six trans-disciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.  Southlands Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School.  All K-7 students in the school participate in the program. 

There are no entry requirements, but the program is ideally suited for students who enjoy inquiry based learning, collaborating, discussing and problem-solving with others; are open to new ideas and experiences; and are naturally curious, self-motivated and comfortable working with diverse learning and change.     

International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Program application - Kindergarten 

Please register at your English catchment school for kindergarten then apply for this program online.

The Vancouver School Board has revised the kindergarten application and registration procedures.  The VSB website has complete information at http://www.vsb.bc.ca/kindergarten

For students going to grade 1-7, fill out this application form.

The International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Program is a District Program. Registration is open to Southlands Elementary catchment students first, and also takes new students each year at all grade levels, according to space availability.

To apply, you will need your child’s Personal Education Number (PEN) which you will receive in early January IF you have registered for kindergarten at your English catchment school. A random computer draw will determine the successful applicants. Applicants will be notified as to placement in early February. 

This program is offered for Vancouver students, K-7, and takes new students each year at all grade levels, according to space availability.

Click below to watch a short video about the Southlands Primary Years IB Program: