Primary Years Programme

The primary school is a dynamic and creative learning environment designed to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of students. The Primary Years Program (PYP) operates as a centre of student inquiry, engaging students in their learning process and challenging them to achieve their full potential.

The PYP curriculum:

  • Develops a child’s natural curiosity through inquiry
  • Uses an integrated approach to learning through the PYP framework
  • Encourages an international perspective
  • Uses the library and technology to support learning
  • Develops a sense of responsibility regarding authentic action within the community


In addition to teaching the core academic disciplines, AISM also offers single subject programs in performing arts, visual arts, physical education and the Portuguese language.

As a PYP school, students are engaged in learning through six trans-disciplinary themes. To view your child’s current program of study, please click on PYP Program of Inquiry below.

The home-school partnership is an important part of our educational program and we welcome and encourage parents’ participation.