Missoula International School is proud to be the first International Baccalaureate World School authorized for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the US Northwest (Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Washington and Oregon).  The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an internationally acclaimed educational organization renowned for its focus on academic rigor and emphasis on active world citizenship.   The IBO includes a Primary Years Programme (PYP) for primary grades, a Middle Years Programme (MYP) for middle school grades, and a Diploma Programme for the final years of high school.   There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 144 countries.

Integrated, Inquiry-Based Learning

Spanning preschool to fifth grade, the PYP provides an educational framework for MIS teachers and students that is complementary to a language immersion philosophy. The PYP promotes integrated, inquiry-based learning and allows MIS teachers to build upon the natural curiosity inherent in children.