Lighting a Fire
Our perspective on education, reflected in our curriculum, is that we are not filling a bucket, but rather lighting a fire. Thus, we endeavor to teach students to “learn how to learn” by giving them the skills to do so. Most importantly, we aim to instill in our students a love learning as a passionate pursuit in and of itself.
We aim to get your child out into the world, to embrace their own personal learning journey and to see that learning can happen anywhere in the world, not just in a classroom – lifelong learning realised. Our programme holds a special place in the world of education evidenced by our four years of graduates who are attending universities around the world and working in inspiring organisations and places where they are finding personal and academic success. For deeper explanation, watch our video.
“Our High School program is both progressive and robust. Our students are passionate, as is our teaching team. This magical mix is one of the reasons our High School is so distinctive.”
Leslie Medema, Head of Academics
Programmes focus on experiences related to physical, artistic and environmental pursuits.
At least two hours of extra teacher-led sports time is scheduled each week to promote physical activity and relationship-building outside of academic settings.
This passion project is a Grade 12 capstone experience that culminates in a Ted Talk style speech delivered to the community. Check out their presentations.
Social Emotional Workshops
Examples include Rites of Passage Programme, Risky Business, Being a Grown up, Get a Life, and more.