To ensure that students develop from an early stage an awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge, we will make use of a project-based learning approach.
This academically rigorous approach will not only ensure that students are taught, and learn, the knowledge required in the range of subjects they study, but will also enable them to use this knowledge in an applied manner. Thus, students will receive instruction in STEM, Humanities, Creative Arts, Music, Physical Literacy (and, of course, CLL, Mathematics and English) AND be required to use their varied learning approach inspired by the Yuwen textbooks. Teaching in the Lower School will be divided up to consider an over-arching question derived from the thematic evenly between English and Chinese.Through Advisory and the practice of our teachers, the competencies we want all our students to develop will be integrated into the curriculum. Our City Core Experience and involvement in our Center of Excellence will particularly enable students to develop the combined global and local (“glocal”) perspectives the world now demands. Use of the weekly “Expeditionary (X) Day” will provide opportunities for students to focus on their learning and research projects, including those emanating from inside and outside campus, and, from time to time, engage in broader cultural activities. All this will maintain a synergy of approach with our other campuses.