Years 1-6 at the British International School Ukraine are open for boys and girls 5-10 years of age of all nationalities, cultures and religions. The primary school is available at two of our campuses in Kyiv and in Dnipro.
In Kyiv children follow the international IB Primary Years Programme, in Dnipro – a programme based on the IB Primary Years Programme.
Children study in groups of not more than 20 students with a highly qualified international teacher and native assistant teacher. English is the language of instruction. Teachers know that children have a fascination for the world around them and take advantage of this innate curiosity to develop deep understanding of significant ideas. Through structured and purposeful inquiry, they ensure that learning is relevant, engaging and challenging.
Students study traditional disciplines of learning such as English and other languages, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Studies, Physical Education, and various Arts forms. These subjects are not taught in isolation but through teaching approaches which highlight how subjects are interconnected. The programme helps students develop the capacity to become increasingly independent and to make decisions informed by their growing understanding of their own principles and the consideration of the perspectives of others.
In the final year of the Primary Years Programme all students complete a special unit of the Programme of Inquiry called the Exhibition. It provides Year 6 students with the opportunity to display to the whole school community the knowledge, skills and attitudes they have learned and developed. The projects that students undertake for the Exhibition require them to take responsibility, demonstrate independence and synthesise learning from previous years.
Starting from Year 2 students can also study the Ukrainian Programme and prepare to take the exams for Ukrainian Atestat.