We challenge ourselves to dive deep into any idea, seeking a strong understanding as opposed to merely reciting facts. We believe in putting complex problems in the hands of inspired young people, setting the bar higher and higher beyond what even they assume they can achieve. We push for rigor and excellence in our curriculum, with perseverance, inspiration and patience as core abilities. We want our students to struggle with big ideas and hone the skills necessary to tackle important problems.
First and foremost, we are a diverse learning community. Careful planning and design of our schools’ culture has helped us rely on the strengths of our staff, our students and our families. Every member of our community enters our schools with the expectation to develop their own leadership potential, holding themselves accountable not just for their own success, but also for the success of their peers. We ask every member of our staff, student body and family to dedicate themselves to our school. We promise to dedicate ourselves to you.
We seek both left-brained and right-brained thinkers, creativity alongside analysis. Seeking both macro and micro, we study both the species and the ecosystem, the inflection of one note and the whole orchestra. We find balance in perspective and our schools seek to always show both sides of a picture. Our classes allow time for instruction, as well as time for exploration. Education is not one mind, but rather a convergence of many minds creating a balance opinion and perspective.
We seek to continually put ourselves in someone else’s shoes and seek new ways of approaching a problem. Every member of our community has unique perspectives, strengths and struggles, and we strive to adapt our approach to see the world from their point of view. True diversity comes from challenging the bias of our own lens, seeking truth beyond our own experience. Our schools are intentionally scheduled with courses that approach the same problem from a number of different angles.