Integrated Curriculum

Our globally focused curriculum is designed to create compassionate critical thinkers and active learners. Our students begin studying world languages, geography, and related cultural studies in PK. By Upper School they have the opportunity for international travel and a Global Studies Diploma Program for advanced learning. Beyond the classroom, our guest speakers, community activities, service initiatives, school celebrations, and even our dining hall menu reflect a respect for diversity and a passion for exploring the fascinating cultures and common humanity of the global world in which we live.

Making Global Connections

Our Lower School students learn to view the world through a lens of interconnectedness and take the diversity of our own community as a starting point. From the Kindergarten inquiry into the seven continents to the study of Egyptian culture in Grade 3 and the Silk Road in Grade 4, Brimmer students truly explore!

Infusing Global Studies & Empathy

Our Middle School students compare histories, cultures, languages, ecosystems, economies, and political systems. It teaches them to approach learning from numerous perspectives, helping to develop not only critical thinking skills but also empathy and a sense of identity. Through service in our local community, they gain an understanding of their ability to make an impact both locally and globally.

Becoming Global Citizens

Our Upper School students engage the world intellectually, personally, and physically. In addition to gaining global historical and cultural knowledge, students experience the real world through opportunities such as Winterim, internships, community service, and independent projects, and connect what they’re studying in the classroom to people, places, and cultures around the world.