Ages 6 to 11

PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Our Primary School curriculum follows the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), a world-leading, future-focused approach to education which nurtures young students and helps them develop into active, inquiring participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

The PYP places your child at its heart: all lessons, programmes and learning experiences are designed to meet their individual needs. By learning through inquiry and continual reflection, students develop the skills, knowledge and conceptual understandings to make a difference in their own lives, their communities and beyond. Focusing on intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth, international mindedness is cultivated and students are encouraged to take meaningful action. 

The PYP Learner  
At NAIS Dublin, we have collaboratively developed a coherent and balanced programme of inquiry, which reflects the unique aspects of our school’s community. This is organised and framed by six interdisciplinary themes:

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

These themes, designed to hold enduring value regardless of the geography or background of our students, mark the starting point for each unit of inquiry. Within the context of these themes, students explore related central ideas and lines of inquiry through authentic learning experiences, which aren’t confined by the boundaries of traditional subjects. Although those subjects play an important role in learning, our students explore a range of real-world problems and are encouraged to make connections in their learning. Our students also benefit from specialist teachers in visual arts, music, dance, drama, languages and personal, social and physical health and education.

The knowledge and skills our students acquire in these lessons further enhance their conceptual understanding of the central idea of a unit of inquiry. In these lessons we utilise our collaboration with Juilliard, a world leader in performing arts education. We’re also proud to have links with MIT, which we draw on to embed science, technology, engineering and mathematics into our programme of inquiry.

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH ACHIEVEMENT

At NAIS Dublin, we offer a truly global experience with outstanding teachers and exceptional educational opportunities. We give your child the unbeatable education and experiences they need to create a successful future.

Academic Excellence