School 21

School Type: Free, Primary and Secondary

Age group: 4-18

Number of students: 300

Year Elected: 2014

 

School21’s approach is rooted in attributes to success – expertise (mastering the basics of learning), professionalism (being ready to learn), eloquence (finding your voice), grit (overcoming set-backs), spark (creating new things) and craftsmanship (making beautiful work). They focus on circular learning and one-to-one coaching. Students engage in real world learning through hands-on projects.

Changemaking Initiatives

  • Implements a unique oracy curriculum focusing on the vitality of spoken communication – Voice21.
  • Encourages students to create, pitch and organize social change campaigns and projects – Project Unity.
  • Revises its curriculum every 6 weeks to account for project-based learning initiatives – for example, building an installation representing the First World War.