Primary program


Age of students


The Primary Years Programme is created for the children from 5 to 11 years old | School Years 1-6
The International Baccalaureate mission statement is “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
The aim of our Primary School is to balance the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills with the cultivation of the spirit of creativity and curiosity. In order to attain this balance, students experience a well-rounded curriculum that promotes inquiry, critical thinking, communication, open-mindedness, and reflection. Pupils at this stage are encouraged to be independent thinkers and gain responsibility for their actions and choices. Our programmes is made up of the same core and foundation subjects covered in Preschool program. During the latter part subject teaching becomes more defined especially in the core subjects of English, Maths, and Science. As students enter Year 6, they are prepared for the subject-oriented approach of the Secondary School and are expected to become more independent in planning and investing in their studies.


  • Grade 1 - age of the students: 5,5 to 6 years
  • Grade 2 - age of the students: 6.5- 7 years
  • Grade 3 - age of the students: 7.5- 8 years
  • Grade 4 - age of the students: 8.5- 9 years
  • Grade 5 - age of the students: 9.5- 10 years
  • Grade 6 - age of the students: 10.5- 11 years
Our curriculum is consisted of four core subjects: Mathematics, English, Science and Personal, Social and Physical Education. All classroom instruction is delivered in English. Our School has fully implemented the Primary Curriculum Framework for English, Mathematics, Science and Personal, Social and Physical Education. 

The program is adequate on an international level and it is designed to be cultural accepted. It includes classes with a high level of quality and resources that are adequate in the local and international schools.

Our program is fully dedicated on setting strong basis of reading, writing through integrated studies of sciences, IT, art and sports. The students are developing their language skills of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening.

As a part of the sciences, the students are researching the connection between the animals and the environment, the creation of the Earth ant its relief and the basis of physics. In the art program, the students learn dance, visuals, as well as creativity. We are dedicated to development of quality programs at every level of the primary education. The materials are always corresponding to the most modern and adequate books of the level.
Evaluation Policy

The students are being graded and monitored continuously throughout the year.

From the First to the Fifth of every month, each student receives a Progress Report. The progress report is is issued for every subject and it includes parameters that show the student's progress throughout the month.

Beside the regular checks, there are two exam weeks during the year. One is at the end of the first semester and is consisted of mid-term tests and the second one is at the end of the school year in June and is consisted of the finals.

At the end of every year, every student is being tested above all on the level of the English language. At the same time, to the students are being made checks such as: continuum rubrics, self-checks, peer evaluations, portfolios, check-lists, performances and tests.

The Primary Years Programme follows the international education system and corresponding timetable. In addition, our children follow an extended curriculum, which we use to encourage gifted pupils, provide English lessons from class 1 and implement exciting projects in the area of Digital Media and IT.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) - Candidate School

International School Maximilian is running for authorization as a PYP School. One of the key concepts in the IB Program is the learner profile of the students. IB students are unique and yet closely similar to one another in many ways. Let's explore IB together!

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Through core and foundation subjects, students receive a fully curated education that creates a passion for learning, builds a strong general knowledge base, and provides an opportunity for pupils to attain a set of skills that will carry them through their educational journeys and eventually into being productive citizens in their communities. A cross-curricular approach is used when applicable to show a relationship between learned knowledge and real world concepts and to create an understanding that individual subjects do not exist on islands unto themselves. Students are encouraged to explore, inquire, critically think, and build communication skills.
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