Blending the Montessori Method with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP)* is an innovative and holistic approach to nurturing young minds. This unique program of teaching methodologies creates a well-rounded educational experience for students.

When these two educational approaches come together, exceptional results are achieved.

Here’s why the blend of Montessori and IB PYP* is so powerful:

This approach ensures that students are active participants in learning.

Students learn to think, ask questions, and find answers on their own.

Montessori’s tactile learning materials complement inquiry learning.

Montessori mixed-age classrooms enhance social cooperation.

PYP focuses on international issues, and Montessori focuses on cultural.

IB and Montessori stress working together and collaborating with others.

The International Montessori School of Latvia is a Candidate School* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that the International Montessori School of Latvia believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit