International Programs


AREL Schools follow IB-Primary Years Programme (PYP) starting at age four in Preschool until the end of 4th grade in Primary School. The Primary Years Programme, preferred by outstanding schools in our country and many other countries, is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3-12 and aims to provide an educational framework that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for the students. 

The educational programme is planned and carried out carefully to provide academic, social, cultural and physical development of all students with consideration of their individual abilities. The transdisciplinary knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes developed within this international educational programme support and enrich the national curriculum and provide students with effective learning and development opportunities. 

PYP addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being. PYP aims to teach students how to 

  • acquire essential knowledge and skills, 
  • develop conceptual understanding, 
  • demonstrate positive attitudes,
  • take responsible actions. 

PYP encourages students to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably and effectively within it. It is not based on learning by memorization. It is based on teaching students how to learn, and how to reach and follow information. It encourages students to develop independence and to become actively involved with their education. 

In AREL Schools, PYP is followed in accordance with the national curriculum of Ministry of National Education. PYP accommodates the units and requirements of the curriculum of Ministry of National Education through six subject areas, transdisciplinary themes and units of inquiry. PYP puts a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning and aims to provide development of students as inquirers, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It prepares students to be active participants in lifelong learning.