International American School of Cancun

International American
School of Cancun


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PHILOSOPHY

Beliefs:

  1. Each student is a valued individual with intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs, which leads us to maintain an optimal student-teacher ratio.
  2. Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support this while promoting freedom of inquiry and the development of critical thinkers.
  3. Education is a cooperative process to be shared by students, staff and community. The educational programs should recognize the role of the school, working with home and community, in the moral, physical, emotional and aesthetic development of students.
  4. An ambience of respect and appreciation for all cultures should be evident in all aspects of the curriculum and learning environment.
  5. The school should meet the standards and characteristics expected by COGNIA and the Mexican educational authorities, offering a curriculum that prepares students to be successful in the best US, Mexican and international universities.
  6. The program should prepare students to integrate successfully and constructively as productive, conscientious citizens in a rapidly changing world.
  7. The school should maintain an educational environment that is stimulating and challenging and encourages interaction and response by the student both on individual and group levels.
  8. Opportunities for learning and growth should be provided outside the classroom.
  9. Ongoing staff development is a major priority.
  10. The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.