A Holistic Approach to Learning
A Focus on the Learner
At TCIS, we believe in preparing children to be curious, discerning, systematic, creative, goal-focused, and reflective. We also invest in helping children to develop habits, systems, skills, and standards for themselves. With those things in place, the engagement with classroom content becomes personal and alive. Students with these qualities do well now and in the future, and our ultimate goal is to grow students who are future ready, for whatever context that looks like for them personally.
This focus on the individual also acknowledges students as people with unique goals, talents, and passions. To cultivate a person, holistically, means that attention needs to be given to all areas of development (physical, social, emotional, etc.) This is the traditional approach at TCIS and a characteristic of IB done well.
The concept of continuous, life-long learning is important to us as educators and mentors. We want students to leave this community with the skills to be successful in university and beyond. When we first considered the IB program, we recognized the structure for continuous learning, with three developmentally sound programs that progress seamlessly through the years. This fits very well with the TCIS standards for vertical alignment of curriculum in K-12, and we have seen so much positive impact in students over the years.