The Codrington School - The International School of Barbados

Programme philosophy

The Codrington School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, which is authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the IB.

The philosophy of the PYP is based on a commitment to structured inquiry as an ideal vehicle for learning. The programme of inquiry is the school’s framework for the PYP. It is based on six organizing themes which provide the structure for the exploration of knowledge.

These themes are:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

Given the transdisciplinary nature of the programme of inquiry, each class explores a  conceptual central idea through various lenses: the “disciplinary subjects”.

For example, PYP seven's study of the Water Cycle does not only include learning in science, but also incorporates work in language arts, mathematics, technology and the arts.