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Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Learning - Elementary

Designed for students from 3 to 11 years of age (NIST Years 1 to 6), the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a research-based framework that adopts a holistic approach to early childhood education through three key pillars: the learner, learning and teaching and the learning community. Emotional, social and physical wellbeing are valued equally alongside foundational academic development, reinforced through a student-centered approach that helps students develop a love of learning. 

At the core of the PYP is concept-based inquiry. This is an approach that empowers students to take ownership of their learning by giving them greater voice and choice, as they are encouraged to question the world around them and engage in activities that promote curiosity, independence and social skills.

Elementary Programme Overview

Annual Events

PYP Exhibition
PYP Completion Ceremony
NIST Musical


For our older students, NIST offers the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, as well as the Global Citizen Diploma and International Award.


NIST offers a holistic education with academics, well-being, activities, service learning, and expeditions for students' development.