San Patricio Toledo


The PYP 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.

It focuses on the development of the whole child.

Nursery & Reception (ages 3-5)

The acquisition of skills and knowledge in a vibrant learning environment is at the heart of the Early Years curriculum in the Early Years School.

Curriculum planning, delivery and assessment reflect all seven areas of learning and development. Within the Early Years framework, there is flexibility to respond to and encourage the children’s interests and curiosity. Our continuous approach utilises the teaching area full of stimulating resources that engage the children from the moment they walk through the door in the morning.

Student´s experiences in infancy form the foundation for all future learning. Through their natural tendencies to explore, describe, play we work with them to develop health connections with the people around them them and also to develop a positive self-perception.
Play is the principal method by which enquiry is supported. Through play, children develop attitudes toward learning and experience factors that are key to their development, such as:


Receptive and cognitive skills such as reading, memory, critical thinking, analysis, and improving attention to task.


Representational skills (such as the use of symbolic systems such as verbal and written language, drawing, and mathematics in order to construct and represent meaning.


Relational skills (such as group play skills, sharing, turn taking, and respecting other.

The transdisciplinary nature of the PYP and the development of themes provides authentic opportunities to focus on the fundamental skills and concepts that will form the basis of the formation of more complex ideas about themselves and the world around them.

Junior Programme

At Junior (PYP 4 to 9; ages 6 -11 years), we have created a 21st century bespoke skills-based curriculum which not only enthuses, engages and challenges the thinking of young and inquiring minds, but also promotes high levels of attainment and outstanding progress.

We believe that by equipping our children with the core subject skills first and then providing exciting opportunities for them to apply their learning in a range of ways, we are able to cater to their distinct and unique learning needs in an integrated context. Alongside academic skills and knowledge, our key drivers of self awareness, personal development, global awareness and sense of community lead to an overall focus on our students becoming well rounded, community spirited and responsible young citizens. We do not believe learning should be confined to the classroom but enhanced through a multitude of opportunities to inspire such as cultural day trips which promote inquiry and action by our students.

The key elements of the curriculum are as follows:

Transdisciplinary learning which is central to the PYP programme focuses on concepts, helps students to construct meaning through the development of critical thinking and the transfer of knowledge and understanding. Every concept, and combination of concepts, serve to connect subjects so that they form a coherent whole.

Through units of inquiry, students develop the abilities of the Approaches to Learning which complement the IB Learner Profile.

As the culminating learning experience, all students of the final year of PYP develop an Exhibition which is a collaborative inquiry and allows the students to demonstrate agency and responsibility with regards to their own learning.


Rebeca Albarrán – PYP Coordinator

Primary Years Programme



Middle Years Programme