In an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school, students should demonstrate:
- Appreciation - Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
- Commitment - Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.
- Confidence - Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
- Cooperation - Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.
- Creativity - Be creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.
- Curiosity - Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
- Empathy - Imagining themselves in another's situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.
- Enthusiasm - Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
- Independence - Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.
- Integrity - Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
- Respect - Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
- Tolerance - Being sensitive about the differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.
(Making the PYP Happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education © 2007, 2009)