Kindergarten

In Denmark, there is a strong cultural belief that Kindergarten should be a time for learning through play. At ISB we take that philosophy and combine it with the robust transdisciplinary framework of the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Who:
About 100 children divided into four K1 classes (ages 3-5) and two K2 classes (ages 5-6).  Each class has 20 children or fewer and at least two teachers.

What:
The defining element of the PYP is the unit of inquiry: a thematic umbrella bringing together a wide variety of subjects.  See our Programme of Inquiry, below.

When:
The school day for Kindergarten runs from 8:00-14:00, with an optional Breakfast Club from 6:30-8:00 and After School Club from 14:00-17:00 (16:00 on Fridays).

Where:
It’s easy to see that our architects had a good time designing the ISB Kindergarten!  Here you’ll find an indoor swirly slide and tree house, secret underground stashes of LEGO, puppet theaters, dress-ups, a kid-friendly kitchen, reading nooks, and a playground with plenty of space to run, climb, and pedal.

How:
Specific class schedules and expectations are below. For additional ISB policies, please see Policies.

Class expectations

Expectations for each subject, in alignment with the IB's scope and sequence