Phase3 will create a world-class learning community that connects every member of your child’s education team, including you, in healthy and nurturing relationships. It is our mission to prepare your children to thrive in a world of accelerating change through an uncompromising education and nurturing relationships.
In short, we (you and us) will provide your children with an elite education, and you will become part of a powerful network of families united by the common purpose of raising joyful, innovative and resilient students of strong character, keen intellect, and the ability to establish and maintain healthy relationships.
An Elite Education
What is an Elite education?
An Elite education starts with the recognition that your child is different; it then identifies what makes your child special, and shapes an Individualized Learning Path (ILP) that is uniquely suited to your child’s strengths, preferences and passions. Yes, an Elite education does “shore up” areas where you child may not be as strong, but your child’s future lies in her strengths, not her weaknesses.
The objective of an Elite education is to teach your child how to think independently, how to analyze and innovate, how to make decisions and work in teams. In today’s world, facts are easily arrived at through simple online searches. It is a child’s ability to synthesize information from unrelated sources and thus create new concepts, products or solutions, that will dictate how well they will manage in the new economy.
An Elite education teaches skills NOT facts.
What is the opposite of an Elite Education?
A Mass education; characterized by memorization of facts, acquisition of algorithmic tricks (to divide one fraction by another, multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second), and testing. The goal is NOT to adjust the system to the child’s needs, but rather to adjust the child to the system’s needs.
Is an Elite education elitist?
No. An Elite education is the way every child should be educated if we wish to maximize her potential. It is not about feeling superior to others, it is about doing what is best for our children.
An Elite education is hard work and a number of factors need to come together to achieve optimum outcomes. Over the next few months we will explore these components and discuss how they come together in the Phase3 learning community.
In the meantime, please send us your comments and questions. We look forward to learning with you.