We believe that a solid academic program is authentic and multifaceted. Our educational program seeks to develop lifelong learners by cultivating students' talents and natural curiosity to drive classroom instruction and exploration through field experience. Our learners take on the role of scholars using creativity and innovation, demonstrating mastery through authentic performance-based assessment systems.
Theory of Multiple Intelligences
We actively pursue the development of our students' talents using Dr. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (M.I.). This model emphasizes how people are smart and that people are smart in different ways. The Multiple Intelligence Theory challenges traditional beliefs of intelligence that there Is only one intelligence. Gardner introduced eight types of intelligence to broadly explain the notion of intelligence: Linguistic, Logical/Mathematical, Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalist. Gardner also suggests that there may be other "candidate" intelligence—such as spiritual, existential, and moral—but does not believe these meet his original criteria. (Gardner, 2011). We use the Multiple Intelligence model as a cognitive map to deliver authentic personalized learning experiences and Instruction to our students.