Curriculum

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Although Green School doesn’t conform to most people’s mental image of what a school is meant to look like, we are committed to providing an internationally recognized academic education that gives our students the ability to be competitive and successful in the wider world.

You’ll find all of the traditional subjects here, up and down the grade levels. The difference at Green School is that academics come wrapped in rich layers of experiential, environmental, and entrepreneurial learning and the creative arts. In the process we hope to create more authentic motivations for learning, and at the same time expand our students’ sense of global citizenship and environmental responsibility while exposing them to different possibilities for how we live and grow as a fragile planet.

The cornerstone of the Green School curriculum is the Three Frame Day, where every day includes:

The Integral Frame
Thematic teaching challenges the students in four ways: physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually – in every lesson.This enables students to have a deeply satisfying learning experience, develop as whole people, and remain engaged with the learning process as a result. The integral themes support the students’ ever-widening interests and stages of awareness.

The Instructional Frame
These lessons target core-skills that need repetitive practice. They are underpinned by traditional subject syllabi, including: mathematics, English, music theory, and languages other than English. Co-operative learning, multi-level teaching, multiple intelligence theory, and a three day rhythm are employed in these lessons – strategies proven in promoting deep learning.

The Experiential Frame
This frame occupies an extended time-slot each day. Experiential sessions link students to real world enterprises and take advantage of learning opportunities that arise on, or off, campus, e.g. the arrival of a culture group, the installation of a renewable energy project, the birth of livestock, etc. The lessons have three main purposes:

1. to facilitate entrepreneurial, technological education,
2. to promote diverse health and physical education opportunities, and
3. to provide for arts and crafts education

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    Early Years Program

    Green School's Early Years Program offers a student-centric education built around a developmentally appropriate version of the Three-Frame Day:Read On...
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    Primary School

    The primary school course focuses on developing the whole child. Our integrated and experiential lessons are designed around some of the latest educational research.Read On...
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    Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    This program is designed to help us link learning to life outside of school. The courses give students valuable life experience by connecting them to local and global communities, and engaging them with peoples and important environmental and human causes both far and near.Read On...
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    High School: Grades 9 – 12

    At Green School High School we combine the talents of our staff, the needs of our students, and the special characteristics of our environment to implement a high school curriculum that is experientially based, cross-curricular, and meets the Green School vision.Read On...
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    The Green Studies Curriculum

    Our mission at Green School is to deliver a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world.Read On...
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    Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program

    “Roots creep underground everywhere and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak, but to reach the light, they can break open brick wallsRead On...
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    Creative Arts Curriculum

    Green School's Creative Arts Curriculum is very much influenced by our geographical location, and the very rich cultural and artistic features that abound in celebrations and festivals, and as a part of every day customary life on the Island of Gods.Read On...
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    Physical Education And After School Sport

    The Primary Physical Education (PE) curriculum at Green School aims to meet both the needs of the Three Frame Day with the Specific Learning Outcomes (SLO’s)Read On...
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    After School Activities

    All students get the opportunity to participate in the school's Extra Curricular Activities, although some are age and gender related.Read On...
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    Learning Support and ELL

    Green School is an inclusive learning environment that admits students from various backgrounds with a wide variety of skills, strengths and aptitudes.Read On...
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    Green Educator Courses

    Green School offers 3-4 day workshops for teachers and administrators from around the world, to learn more about the curriculum and how to bring holistic, green education into their own schools.Read On...
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