Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school.
At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world. When we look into the faces of our students, from the tiniest kindergartner to the most familiar 8th grader, we see individuals who have a unique path before them, and we see the opportunity, responsibility, and privilege of helping those children dream, achieve, and succeed. At Glen Urquhart, world-class academics and a world-wise curriculum help young minds who are open to everything develop into exceptional global citizens who are ready for anything.
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Geoffrey Canada's 'Harlem Children's Zone' has helped put historically low-achieving students in New York on academic par with their grammar-school peers. Over the years, the HCZ introduced several ground-breaking efforts.