Primary Years

5 to 11 years old

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled”



World International School is authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate.


The Primary Years section is the second stage in WINS’ educational path and it is the context in which the first formal bases of a child’s future growth and education are set.
At World International School of Torino, the Primary Years section welcomes children aged 5 to 11 and is organized by age-group over six grades:

Transition              5 to 6 years old

Grade 1                  6 to 7 years old

Grade 2                  7 to 8 years old

Grade 3                  8 to 9 years old

Grade 4                  9 to 10 years old

Grade 5                  10 to 11 years old


Our values

WINS strives to provide the safest and most comfortable environment, helping every child feel at home and start to breath in the WINS core values:

International citizenship

  • meeting people from other places and cultures
  • appreciating the existence of different sets of values
  • understanding the impact of their own actions and the importance of taking responsibility for them


  • experiencing consistent moral and ethical standards in a school community
  • understanding concepts such as accountability, respect and trust through daily activities
  • developing self-awareness and emotional intelligence.


  • learning what excellence is by experiencing it first-hand
  • understanding its value in a playful and engaging manner.
  • growing into « ambassadors of excellence »

Forward thinking

  • being prepared for the expected requirements of our future society
  • dealing with innovation
  • understanding the concept of future.


  • nurturing their own passions, preferences and natural talents
  • spreading an insatiable curiosity for learning

Our approach


Inquiry-based teaching and learning

to promote critical thinking


Wide range of opportunities

to fulfill individual potential promoting the development of the 5 senses as means of learning


A multicultural and enriching environment

that promotes international mindedness


A coaching approach to learning

encouraging the development of personal responsibility


Digital Learning Experience

perfectly balanced with positive pedagogical best practices to ensure personalized learning pathways

The inter-disciplinary themes

The sense of self and others

The sense of place and time

The world around us

Sharing feelings and ideas

Our planet as a shared resource

People and communities

The subjects


Language : English and Italian

Social studies

Physical and health education



Foreign language : German or Spanish


Visual and performing arts

musica, arte, teatro, danza

The Primary

The Primary Exhibition represents the climax of the transdisciplinary work done over the Primary Years. In Grade 5 children prepare a group project based on the common themes they have been developing over the last six years to show the school community how they have grown and developed as caring, reflective, forward-thinking individuals.

The language
of the Primary Years

At WINS children spend their day in an
English-speaking environment so are exposed
to several hours of English language every day in diverse contexts.
WINS also has a mission of promoting the local
language and culture, so a daily Italian language
and culture period is included in the Primary Years’ schedule.


World International School of Torino is an International Baccalaureate® World School for the PYP (Primary Years Programme), the MYP (Middle Years Programme) and the DP (Diploma Programme).


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