Queen Mary Community Elementary
North Vancouver School District
International Baccalaureate

​​​​​ International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at Queen Mary Community School

Queen Mary is a vibrant learning and teaching environment comprised of a diverse student population. Queen Mary’s teachers, administrators, and support staff work together to provide students with rich and relevant, globally significant learning experiences. 

Queen Mary Elementary School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), uniting with all other IB World Schools under a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, international education that we believe is important for our students.  NVSD PYP Brochure JAN 2019.pdf

​All IBO programmes help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills for students to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. After completing Grade 7, students from Queen Mary can advance to the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) at Carson Graham Secondary School. They also have the opportunity of applying to the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12) at Carson Graham Secondary.

About the Primary Years Programme

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transdisciplinary, inquiry based framework for curriculum and instruction that encourages international mindedness and fosters life-long learning. It is designed to incorporate the provincial curriculum through six globally significant themes, via “Units of Inquiry” that teachers create to allow for in-depth investigations into locally relevant and globally significant issues. To view the IBO document The Primary Years Programme, please click HERE ​.

Other IB Links

Find out more about the PYP - What is an IB Education?    What is the Primary Years Programme?


Key Findings From Research on the Impact of the IB Primary Years Programme

Key Findings from Global Research on the impact of IB Programmes

PLEASE visit the "Presentations and Information" section for more information​.​

IB Themes - Primary Years Programme

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


IB Learner Profile

​Learner Profile Attributes 

Multilingual versions:     FARSI     KOREAN     TAGALOG​     CHINESE  IB Learner Profile-simplified Chinese.pdf  IB Learner Profile-traditional Chinese (1).pdf

Through the IB Learner Profile, students develop attributes that enable them to become internationally minded global citizens. Throughout the IB Programmes students strive to be:


“The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children.” 


About the International Baccalaureate Organization 

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a not-for-profit educational foundation, founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968. The IBO currently works with schools in more than 150 countries, including the 94 schools in Canada that offer the PYP. For more information about the IBO, including the Primary Years Programme, visit www.ibo.org.

The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. 
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.