We mentor students to achieve:
Academic Mastery: the critical thinking skills, depth of knowledge, and complex reasoning necessary for scholarly excellence at the university level;
Internal Strength: the confidence and discipline to navigate life’s complex choices and to achieve individual success;
Perspective: an appreciation of the breadth and diversity of the world and its cultures, promoting tolerance, respect for others, and compassion;
Integrity: honesty, ethical behavior, and a commitment to the common good.
Our programs are rooted in academic rigor and a progressive educational philosophy of individual development, embodied in four key principles:
1. We recognize each student’s individuality, strengths, and capacity to succeed;
2. We vary our teaching methods accordingly and include experiential travel, service volunteering, and studies outside the classroom;
3. We teach students, not classes, striving to develop each student’s ability to think deeply, creatively, and analytically.
4. We support each student in developing his/her personal growth.