Mission & Philosophy

 

Our Mission

Educating Change Makers

 

Our Vision

  • To be an aspirational and inspirational model of a learning community.
  • To be a joyful, grateful, and humble community, “walking the talk.”
  • To be a world leader in the teaching of innovation and social and emotional learning.

Innovation Joined with Actualization

  • Innovation, creativity, and design-thinking shall be practiced in core academics as well as fine arts and technology.
  • Innovation studios & mentors shall support students in concept exploration, iteration, and the pursuit of projects to completion.
  • Computer Science, an essential new medium for innovation in the digital age, shall be integrated into the curriculum.

Outstanding Academics that Fulfill Individual Promise

  • Maximize academic potential through continuous improvement, a growth mind-set, and knowing students as individuals.
  • Utilize a constructivist, integrative, and project-based approach that deeply engages students and has real-world relevance.
  • Support the development of core academic skills with focused instruction, deliberate practice, and consistent feedback.

Change Makers

  • Impact the world in positive and authentic ways.
  • Are robustly prepared for real-world challenges that require the integration of academic, creative, and social-emotional domains.
  • Are not defined by numbers or scale: To make a positive change in the life of one person brings positive change to the world.

 

9 year cycle of change makers and themes to date, 2010-2018