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.


Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Melissa Bagg, Sophie Jaschok and a group of 21 players are eagerly preparing for the staging of the Ecole’s Annual Shakespeare Production. This year we are excited to bring you A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But! With an interesting and (well-timed) twist!

The Geography of Food

Sarah Schnack, one of our newest faculty members at the Ecole, recently joined us from The International School of Panama. This term she is teaching an exciting new course called, The Geography of Food.

In this course designed for younger learners, our students are using Michael Polin’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma as their guiding text. Following the structure of Polin’s book, the students are learning about the industrial food system, alongside different modalities of food production: industrial organic; local, small-scale farming; and finally, hunting and foraging.

Post Quarantine Period

We’re all celebrating here at the Ecole because we’ve completed our post-arrival quarantine! We had a chat with Karuna Richard Vinhateiro, Assistant Dean of Students, and one of the Family Heads of Shanti House to get a closer perspective on what the experience of quarantine was like for the students at the Ecole.

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Upcoming Events


MAR 27
27. March

Shakespeare theater "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

MAR 28
28. March

Shakespeare theater "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

MAR 31
31. March

Departure day for students

APR 27
27. April

Arrival day for students

JUN 27
27. June

Graduation American Program

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Accreditation and Partnerships

Accreditation and Partnerships