Om skolen / The foundation of the School

The foundation of the School

The foundation of the School

 
We aim to create a school that goes beyond just being a typical school; a school that is an extended part of the family and one that makes you a part of a bigger community both locally and globally.
  
Imagine a place where each child will learn to feel safe and will love being a part of it, these circumstances will create a unique special environment where they will not only get the learning they need to enjoy their childhood, but also at the same time gain the right tools to be able to manage the ever-changing society and an unknown future.
We focus on ‘the now’ and timeless universal principals which will give each child a strong inner foundation to thrive in all kind of outer circumstances, a school where we focus on implementing all the best from the educational system and the business industries to ensure that every child will blossom, thrive and develop their individual potential.
We will create a global and sustainable school where the students learn that they are connected with each other, the nature and their surroundings. At the same time we want to create a school that can make a stand in the world as an example of what is possible with these new values and furthermore one that will inspire existing schools to make changes, last but not least we would like to be an innovator and kick-off to many new schools around the world.
 
The foundation of the school will be what we call ”friendship groups”, so instead of creating a school based on normal classes, every student will be connected in a ”friendship group” with approximately 7-9 kids where they start and end the day. The groups will form the foundation of a strong culture of friendships that will ensure high well-being/welfare, connectedness and a strong community.
 
All students will have a mentor and will be a mentor him/herself.
 
80% of the teaching will be based on projects/project-based and the students will along the way gain the skills to learn and share as they also teach each other and become better themselves. English and physical activities will be the core teaching structure, the way we teach (the curriculum) and the physical spaces are modified and adapted to address different learning styles.
Entrepreneurship will also be a part of the daily life and will especially be a big part of the everyday school life of the more mature children.
We will aim not to focus on traditional teaching but lean towards a more holistic approach instead, a place where music, mathematics and physical activities can and will be combined. The outdoor nature will be included in the children’s daily life as they will take part in growing the plants of the school and take care of the schools animals. We will also be outside as much as possible and use the nature as part of the natural teaching tool.
 
The school emphasizes on being globally oriented and building friendships across cultures and countries which is why families every year from January to March will have the opportunity to swap houses and schools with other families from our sister-communities around the world.