Our Approach to Teaching and Learning
Conceptual learning moves learning from discrete disconnected facts to larger understandings that are relevant and significant in the world. Through concept-driven units of study, students recognize the interconnectedness of knowledge and make connections across disciplines. Our learners are equipped with tools that enable them to delve deeper, pose intricate questions, and relate their learning to broader contexts.
Teachers use essential questions, phenomena, and provocations to evoke inquiry and discussion that leads to deep learning. Classrooms become hubs of exploration as students observe, question, hypothesize, experiment, and create meaning from their findings. Inquiry-based learning fosters understanding and instills a sense of wonder and excitement about the world.
Coherent learning progressions identified in KG2-Grade 12 internationally recognized curricular standards provide the foundation for curriculum development in all areas.
- English Language Arts: Common Core Standards For Literacy
- Math K-10: Common Core Standards For Mathematics
- Social Studies: AERO Social Studies Standards
- Science: Next Generation Science Standards
- Physical and Health Education: National Physical Education Standards
- Arts: National CORE Arts Standards
- World Languages: World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL)
- IB Diploma Program 11-12
Teachers use the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework to plan for learning. Through backwards design, we align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to learning outcomes. Students acquire essential knowledge and skills that support them in developing understandings that ultimately leads to independent transfer in new contexts. Curricula is regularly updated and revised to reflect current best practices and research.