Primary Years Programme Monza

Primary Years Programme Monza

Curiosity, passion and discovery

Year 1 and 2 Enrolments are now open!


The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the first of the three academic programmes of the IB continuum.

The PYP lasts eight years, with children starting at the age of three. The first three years correspond to our nursery school, the Early Years Unit -EYU- and the following five years -Year 1 to Year 5 - correspond to the Italian primary school.

H-IS Monza is a candidate IB school for the PYP programme.

Eight years of exploring the world around us

Early Years Unit 

Exploring the world and making discoveries. Observing the veins on a leaf or a line of ants heading to their anthill: at H-International School we encourage children to analyze, experiment and ask questions about the world around them.

Our curriculum unifies three key elements: the Reggio Emilia pedagogy, the International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Program framework, and English language immersion.  

Our Early Years Unit is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings. We believe children possess strong potentials for development and that they learn and grow in relationships with others. We have a strong focus on the centrality of the hundred languages belonging to every human being. In the atelier spaces, young children are offered daily opportunities to encounter many types of materials, expressive languages, points of view and to work actively using their hands, minds and emotions in a context that values the expressiveness and creativity of each child in the group. 

During the 3 years in our Early Years Unit, our children use direct experimentation and dialogue to find the answers to their questions in an environment that is built to measure. Parents (and the rest of the family), with the assistance of the teachers, are encouraged to have an active role in their child’s learning process.

Continuing the Primary Years Programme

The following five years are the natural continuation of the nursery. The multidisciplinary approach of the English mother tongue teacher through the six units of inquiry is completed by other specialist lessons: Italian language, Arts, Music, Coding and PE.

The Elementary School curriculum follows to the rigorous International Baccalaureate for the Primary Years (IB-PYP) program, which challenges students academically and fosters them to be engaged, caring global citizens. Within this PYP curriculum framework, H-IS Monza integrates the Reggio Emilia approach: teachers work collaboratively with children to inquire, reflect, and explore their own questions about the world around them. As a result, our students develop confidence in their abilities, think for themselves, express their opinions, and respect the opinions of others.


Next open schools

From January 29, each Tuesday from 10:00am until 3:00pm you’ll be able to discover our didactic offer of excellence that starts from the pre-nursery school up to elementary school.

Next Open Day:

coming soon

School life

Our school life is full of curricular and extracurricular activities, which make this school not just a place to learn, but a wonderful life experience.

If you want to know all the activities organized at H-International School Monza you can write an email to