Our hopes are high, and by them we are bound together.
We are creating an extraordinary and unique school, the first truly modern institution serving children from age three to 18 and the first global one. We want to change for the better the lives of those students who attend and, beyond our own campuses, contribute to the cause of education on every continent. We measure our merit not through the narrowness of exclusivity but through the breadth of our impact.
Favoring our work is an emerging canon of best practices pioneered by educators who have come before us. They have taught us that a modern school knows how one learns will outlast what one learns; will end lock-step, one-size-fits-all education; understands that the emotional development of its students must also be given time; sees that an ingenious facility is an on-going lesson in design; believes that a global system of schools will surpass a single, local one; harnesses the power of our new digital age; and re-conceptualizes the school day and year, recognizing that learning happens everywhere and anytime.
Our graduates will stand out. Grounded by rigor and knowledge, they will be undaunted, creative and bold, ready to lead or help in the wholly transformed and challenging world of their future. Each will shine in at least one loved, purposeful pursuit in which he or she will achieve excellence and a resulting lifelong confidence. All will speak other languages and study in other cultures yet remain deeply connected to their homeland. Surrounded by an expansive and diverse collective intelligence, they will forever be members of it. And through carefully carving their own characters they will help goodness prevail.
Our faculty will be learners too, side by side with our students and other teachers. We’ll choose them because they want to guide children and have distinction in their academic discipline. They’ll choose us because our global scale brings them unequaled professional development; our growth provides them growth; and our rewards for them are more commensurate with the great good education brings to society.
We thank those who have generously supported us, and we look forward to sharing our work with all who aspire to reimagine education.