Become Who You Are!

For over a century these words have expressed the essential challenge that our school invites its students to take on. And because each student is different, this challenge assumes a new form for every one of them.

A belief in the utter uniqueness of each student forms the core of the Ecole’s philosophy of education. We trust in and respect our students in all their diversity, and we listen to and value their voices. We foster a culture of individuation and negotiation, a dynamic middle way between conformity and rebellion. Ecole students co-construct their school experience, reflect on their successes and struggles, and find their own particular niches in a cohesive and lively community. Here they are able to grow and express their uniqueness, knowing all the while that they are a necessary and valued part of the whole. In such an environment they develop confidence in their strengths and aptitudes, a realistic appraisal of their weaknesses and stumbling blocks, and an intrinsic sense of responsibility and compassion. When creative risk is encouraged, education becomes an adventure.

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17.09.2021
The Pysics of Dams

This term Johannes Ernst and his students in the Swiss System are taking a deep dive into the study of dams! Using the principles of experiential learning and progressive education, Johannes is leading his class to discover and experience some key concepts of physics.

16.09.2021
Building a culture of thinking in the classroom

For many students, math can be intimidating. Students often get stuck behind a rampart of seemingly indecipherable symbols and find themselves shut down, convinced that they can not do math.

Warren Schnack, a Math Teacher in the US System, is working to break down these walls and help students think through math, thereby discovering “aha” moments that profoundly change the way students perceive their abilities to do mathematics.

20.08.2021
We proudly present ECOLE.sounds!

As the sweet sounds of summer are fading, we are turning our attention once again to the school day rhythm. The 2021-2022 academic year is certainly shaping up to be a harmonious one!

The Ecole d’Humanité is pleased to announce ECOLE.sounds! This exciting new project uses principles of progressive and thematic education to explore the topics of sound and music. ECOLE.sounds is a multidisciplinary, year-long venture dedicated to exploring music and sound from a multitude of vantage points and myriad academic fields.

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Upcoming Events

2021

OCT 23
23. October

Parents' Day

OCT 24
24. October - 31. October

Fall holiday

NOV 1
01. November - 06. November

Intensive week

DEC 15
15. December

Departure day for students

2022

JAN 9
09. January

Arrival day for students

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Accreditation and Partnerships