In the Primary School (from Nursery to Year 6), at two of our campuses in Kyiv we offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). In Dnipro we offer a programme in line with the IB Primary Years Programme.

IB PYP for children 3-12 years of age was created in 1997 and is now used by 1472 state, private and international schools in 109 countries worldwide. It prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.

Students study traditional disciplines of learning such as English and other languages, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Studies, Physical Education, and various Arts forms. The PYP ensures that students connect to concepts and knowledge that have global significance through its six trans-disciplinary themes:

  • who we are
  • where we are in place and time
  • how we express ourselves
  • how the world works
  • how we organise ourselves
  • how we share the planet.

From Years 7 – 9 The British International School in Ukraine provides a curriculum in line with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3. During these years students will be expected to study English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, ICT, Foreign Language (French, German or Russian), Music, PE, Art and PSHE.

At the end of Year 9 students are assessed using the Cambridge Checkpoint exams. In years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) students are prepared for the Cambridge IGCSE exams. English language, English literature, Math, Science, Geography or History, ICT and Foreign Language (French, German or Russian) are all compulsory subjects for all children at IGCSE.

From Years 12-13 students at Kyiv Pechersk campus can study IB Diploma Programme. It is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students.


2017-2018 School Calendar

Term 1
Monday 28 August First day of term
Saturday 14 October Defender of the Fatherland Day
Monday 16 October Defender’s Day Holiday
Monday 23 – Friday 27 October Half term break
Wednesday 20 December Last day of term (Finish at 12 noon)
Term 2
Tuesday 9 January First day of term
Monday 5 – Monday 12 March Half term break
Friday 30 March Last day of term (Administrative)
Term 3
Monday 2 April First day of term
Friday 6 – Monday 9 April Easter break
Monday 16 – Friday 20 April Mid term break
Tuesday 1 – Wednesday 2 May May Day holidays
Wednesday 9 May Victory Day
Monday 28 May Trinity holiday
Friday 22 June Last day of term (Finish at 12 noon)
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