Our Profile of a Graduate

Our Definition of Learning

Learning is a never-ending lifelong process that takes place both inside and outside of school. It is engaging and dynamic. Learners follow their curiosity, create questions, and actively construct knowledge through experimentation, investigation, and working with real life experiences. Learning is social; we learn by discussing, by playing games, by singing, by discovering together. Learning is the ability to apply knowledge to new situations and to teach others.

Student driven learning means having a growth mindset and embracing challenges. It involves getting out of our comfort zone, making mistakes, learning from them, and improving. Self-driven learners have the ability to use metacognitive skills in order to self-assess, to recognize strengths and weaknesses, and to set goals for improvement. Learners need time for reflection in order to think about what they’ve learned, connect it to what they already know and decide what else they need to learn.

Inclusiveness in learning is important because everyone learns differently: by observing, listening, doing, experimenting, or solving problems. Learning involves creativity, critical thinking, and flexibility as we look at the alternatives to a problem and use a variety of criteria to make a decision. Learners ultimately reach their goals with individualized and differentiated support. Teachers meet one-on-one to conference with students so that each one learns at their own level.

Learning means feeling secure and confident in what we’re doing. It means developing ourselves morally, growing our character and becoming a better person. Learning means becoming cultured, communicating with others, opening ourselves to the world, seeing things from different perspectives and accepting differences. Learning is the only way that a person can grow and change. 

Learning is life. Learning is the future. Learning allows us to follow our dreams.