IB-PYP Attitudes

The IB-PYP Attitudes are a vital focus in the development of positive attitudes towards people, the environment, and learning. These IB-PYP Attitudes are meant to be an explicit part of daily learning, modeled by both students and staff. These are woven into daily school life- the classroom, the cafeteria, at recess, etc. Students also reflect on the attitudes during learning experiences and assessments. When reinforced at home (or when reinforcing the positive attitudes that students learn at home, church and other places), these attitudes become second nature for children.


They appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world and its people


Being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility


Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, apply what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices


Cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands


Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas


Being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures


Imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand thoughts, reasoning and emotions


Enjoying learning and life


Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasonable principles and being able to defend their judgments


Having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty


Respecting themselves, others and the world around them


Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being respectful to the needs of others