Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Progressive (sometimes called "inquiry based" or "discovery based") curricula use students' interests and their natural curiosity as the driver for instruction. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources necessary for students to investigate a topic or issue. Students are then encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers, solutions, and insights.
What CSIS says: The mission of our school is to teach, educate and care for children and adolescents in the course of interdisciplinary processes, carried out in a holistic spirit and in an international and multicultural environment. The school aims at the comprehensive development of a young person; not only in the area of acquiring new knowledge by students, but, above, all developing the skills of its practical application and raising key competences. Our main task is to support students in their intellectual, emotional and social development, shaping the ability to care for their own safety and health, developing critical thinking skills, education in the spirit of tolerance, empathy, interpersonal solidarity and respect for generally recognized, universal values, in the areas of tangible and intangible achievements of Man. Our School wants to teach and educate its students so that, respecting the tradition and appreciating the achievements of past generations, they are open to modernity and the challenges humanity and our planet face at the dawn of the 21st century.