A focus on metacognition – the awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes lies at the heart of our approach. We have designed our program to prepare children and young adults, with a new set of flexible talents intended to address not only present needs, but changing environments and unforeseen futures.
E-commerce, social networking and advances in robotics have created jobs that seemed unimaginable just a few years ago. Many jobs and opportunities are now a result of imagination mixed with an understanding of technology. A lack of vision in this regard has caused many of the “old” firms, such as IBM, AT&T and Sears to not only lose their luster, but their market share as well. Sheraton could have invented Airbnb; GM could have been Tesla. These companies were good at what they once did, but what they once did was not sufficiently compelling to drive the future. It is our desire to create an educational atmosphere where imagination and abilities are developed side by side. Where an appreciation for challenges and learning become a steadfast part of one’s personality.
It’s very impressive, my goodness....
-Luann, Boston, MA
"It’s very impressive, my goodness, it seems that it’s the state-of-the-art sort of environment, an educational playground – I can’t think of anything like it."
- Luann, Boston, MA
This is all the most important stuff ...
-John, San Francisco, CA
" This is all the most important stuff in life that is not taught in schools. "
- John, San Francisco, CA
I think it’s closely related to this buzzword ...
- Rhonda, New York, NY
" I think it’s closely related to this buzzword that I hear all the time called executive functioning. I could see buying more and more modules and carrying through as long as it’s engaging to my kids. "
- Rhonda, New York, NY
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This is a fantastic concept – and in ...
-Sofia, Chicago, IL
" This is a fantastic concept – and in an age where we’re all so worried about our kids, you know – college, being successful adults in a competitive and global workplace – we’re doing all that we can to enhance their education – so 100%, I’m on board. "
- Sofia, Chicago, IL
I like the idea that the learning ...
-Garrett, Charlotte, NC
" I like the idea that the learning will be tailored to my child’s weaknesses and strengths, and that he’ll work in small groups collaboratively. "
- Garrett, Charlotte, NC
I love that it would be like a small ...
-Laurie, Denver, CO
" I love that it would be like a small classroom model – so you’d have someone helping you, guiding you, assessing your strengths and go through the program with you. "
- Laurie, Denver, CO
It gives them a leg up – a competitive ...
-Adam, Seattle, WA
" It gives them a leg up – a competitive advantage – with their future and professional lives no matter what kind of discipline they settle into. This is very advantageous for them. "
- Adam, Seattle, WA
It just gets kids out of this test ...
-Eric, Houston, TX
" It just gets kids out of this test-based world that they exist in and provides a much more creative, collaborative environment that is much more like our workplaces or how our workplaces should be. "
- Eric, Houston, TX