We regard the traditional school system as obsolete. It is a “one-size-fits-all” system that has not materially changed for centuries. Dozens of students are sitting in the same classroom, learning the same lesson at an identical pace, tasked with the same homework, and tested with the same questions at the same time. Students’ individual interests, passions, gifts, and personalities play no role in the traditional school. Instead, students are treated as identical robots originating from an assembly line who must get the same identical programming.
We believe that a modern and effective school system must be built to foster individual talents and interests and maximize each student’s potential, teach students to innovate and create through real life experiences, and encourage diversity of thought.
We further believe that individuals do their best work when they can pursue their own passions and have the freedom to leverage their gifts to their full potential in a nurturing environment. Conversely, an environment of stress, anxiety, boredom, and adversity inhibits students’ ability to realize their full potential. As such, we believe that schools must transition from a place of adversarial relationships between students and faculty into a safe, anxiety-free environment where each student can flourish.
Lastly, we believe that schools must allow students to build the skills that will make them truly successful in the modern world of tech, media, and business.
With these views in mind, we believe that the modern learning system should be based on the pillars of mastery, mentorship, and experience.