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Primary Years Program
Lincoln Center and Kaposia Education Center are proud to be International Baccalaureate Primary Years Progamme World Schools.  The Primary Years Program (PYP) is for students in grades K-6.  The PYP program covers the traditional elementary school subjects and standards; organizing the curriculum around six age appropriate themes that reflect the best practices in teaching at the elementary level. For example, in addressing one of the six themes, “Where we are in place and time,” a student might go beyond the traditional study of South St. Paul to find links to other river cities around the world.  They might ask questions such as: How are they like South St. Paul? How are they different from my community?  In addressing each of the six curricular themes, teachers will guide the students to higher levels of knowledge by using a process of inquiry which builds upon the student’s own knowledge and innate ability to ask questions.  The Primary Years Program will culminate in the sixth grade with a project (PYP Exhibition) to address a real world issue or problem.  The project will include written work, oral presentations, the use of technology, and demonstrate a variety of transdiciplinary skills. 

 

Kaposia and Lincoln Center will teach six units of inquiry in each grade, K-6.  Both math and reading will be included in the units of inquiry whenever possible. Students in grades K-6 will receive instruction in Spanish as part of the Primary Years Program world language program. 

Below are links to some frequently asked questions.  If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the coordinators.

Kaposia Education Center
PYP Coordinator
Ryan Higbea
(651) 451-9260
rhigbea@sspps.org

Lincoln Center Elementary​
PYP Coordinator
Nancy Gerber
(651) 457-9426  
ngerber@sspps.org

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+ Higbea, Ryan
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