IB Primary Years Programme

The IB PYP is an internationally recognized curriculum designed for students from Pre-school to Grade 6. The IB is one of the world’s most rigorous and highly-esteemed education programs.
The teaching and learning strategies utilized in the Primary Years Programme empowers and encourages students to become lifelong learners, to be responsible for themselves, their learning, other people and the environment, and to initiate actions based on their learning.
The IB combines the best research and practice from a range of international systems to create a relevant, engaging and global educational framework for all children. In an increasingly globalized world, the IB challenges students to think critically, research deeply and develop internationally minded perspectives on a broad range of issues.
Our teachers are specially trained as IB teachers and participate in a wide-variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world. A culture of inquiry is established in the classroom where teachers recognize each learners’ pre-conceptions and allows them to discover the true facts. Inquiry learning not only develops superior higher-order thinking skills, but actively engages students in their own learning and encourages them to develop an enduring curiosity about the world. 
The PYP Programme is defined by six trans-disciplinary themes of global significance that are explored through the knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas: language, arts, mathematics, social studies, science and physical/social/emotional education. The focus of the curriculum is to be engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in Pre-school to Grade 6.

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
IB Learner Profile ©

The IB learner profi­le represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools providing a long-term vision of education. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers to become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
IB learners strive to be:
  • inquirers
  • knowledgeable
  • thinkers
  • communicators
  • principled
  • open-minded
  • caring
  • risk-takers
  • balanced
  • reflective
    • IB Learner Profile

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate 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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs (or curriculum) encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

School Information

Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
337 Trafalgar Road, Oakville       
ON Canada L6J 3H3                Contact Us
Tel: (905) 844-0372 | Fax: (905) 844-9369


Oakville's only IB World School, proudly offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. 
STARTING WELL. FINISHING STRONG. Welcome to MacLachlan College. We are an independent private university preparatory school from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 located in Oakville, Ontario Canada.