Unfortunately, I need to start this note expressing my heartfelt sadness at the terrible tragedy in Paris at Notre Dame. Just over two weeks ago my wife and daughter sent me a picture posing in front of that beautiful building. It is a loss for humanity; we share the grief that has enveloped Paris and the world.
Please read the information below regarding our MAP testing. As we stated from the start of the year, we want our academics to be both excellent and transparent. We want to know where students are on their journey, to ensure as a school that they hit important academic benchmarks, and that we have the ability to effectively differentiate based on data. As I have said, we are so much more than a language school – we take a holistic approach to learning, fostering growth by focusing on both character and academic development of the whole child, and across all academic subjects.
Finally, I hope you all have a peaceful and pleasant spring break. As always, sit close to your children!
- Bob's Blog
- Head of School
- MAP Testing
It’s time to get back to who. we. are. As we’ve evolved, we inevitably became everything to everyone. First and foremost, we will maintain our crystal focus on language and culture -- two of the pillars of global citizenship.
Community isn’t just about who we are or how we engage with each other - it’s also about shared values. This year, we will be opening up more opportunities through coffees and minglings to answer questions on our vision and the opportunities in our future. These will include both enhancements and additions to our facilities (super exciting) and ensuring that our academics are world class by any measure across four languages and cultures - we will be the best school academically, anywhere, period.
Our students are fluent in an immersion language and are strong researchers, mathematicians, problem solvers, collaborators, and inquirers who leave us ready to thrive in their next steps. That is what we want for our global learners: students who are inter-culturally adept and will make positive contributions in a complex world. That is our mission; that is who we are, and who we will be.
As with every year, not everyone will be returning to experience our plans for the future. While we are always sad to say goodbye, we choose to focus on celebrating upcoming adventures and are eagerly looking to the future for all involved.
ISDenver completed an audit earlier this year with the industry leader in school safety. While we received high scores for what we are already doing (noted for being among the most secure campuses), we are also working to improve our safety and are committed to doing so – period.