The educational philosophy of The Kingdom Charter School of Leadership is based upon three philosophical concepts that shaped The Kingdom’s Charter School of Leadership’s mission.
The Kingdom Charter School of Leadership is a school dedicated to equipping students to become inquisitive, life-long learners by providing an environment of academic excellence in mathematics, science and technology through constructivism, experiential learning and leadership theory of high performance which will enable students to impact and compete in the global community.
Collaboration among Learners
In a constructivist classroom, knowledge is regarded as something built within the mind of individual children; not as something to be simply passed from teacher to student. Since every person is different and brings different experiences with them, it follows that each person will also acquire knowledge in different ways and that each person’s experiences will color his/her understanding of new information. Approaching learning in this way gives each child the freedom to explore content in a way that is most approachable to him/her.
Constructivist concepts can also be applied to the knowledge that a class as a whole (or any group) builds together. Children share their learning experiences with one another, and together they can build a unique community of understanding. This sort of learning is a skill that will help children develop their sense of empathy, appreciate diversity, and hone their interpersonal skills, in addition to learning content.
Learning through Experience
Experiential learning refers to the process of actively engaging students in their own learning. It is a pedagogy that asks students to participate and to collaborate in their academic classes; students choose to be active in genuine and guided conversations, in designing research projects, in solving math problems, completing science experiments, staging debates, writing to politicians and authors—the possibilities are endless. In an active classroom, students are taught to ask questions rather than to answer them. They are expected to exceed the minimum requirements and to find for themselves those topics about which they are passionate and therefore will be fully engaged. The class runs on curiosity and inquiry, and the student is expected to lead the way.
The Leadership Model
The Kingdom Charter School of Leadership fosters a culture of leadership, social awareness and global consciousness. The school has found that most leadership theorists currently agree that leaders are made not born and that young people can learn and develop leadership attitudes and skills. Developing leadership in students is grounded in the belief that building cooperative relationships and nurturing responsibility, kindness, and good judgment is the basis for creating a successful community of learners.
Each quarter of the school year, students identify and set their own personal academic goals.Children track their progress and growth over the course of the school year. Students also learn social etiquette and develop communication and presentation skills through student-lead programming including a daily news announcements, school-wide assemblies, community service projects, and an innovative Leader of the Month Program featuring local, state and national leaders.