At the heart of our program is the Whittle Global Curriculum, which curates and combines the best curricula from around the world.
For Early Learning, our curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia model, from Italy, grounded in student autonomy and discovery of the world.
We highlight many aspects of the Chinese national curriculum to align with principles from best practices around the world, including Singapore and Exeter math and the National Research Council’s Next Generation Science Standards.
In Upper School, our model takes inspiration from the traditional American Independent School curriculum, bolstered by some of the best traditions from the British tutorial system: our selection of curricula is deeply informed by research in learning science and the best of the Chinese approach to education.
Our faculty has been encouraged to rethink and redeliver the future of education, combining the best of traditional practices with respect for local cultures.
A Whittle student will learn through three interconnected modes during their school day, week, and year. First, focused content strands, grounded in innovative, personalized techniques, will provide fundamental skills and content mastery. Second, interdisciplinary courses will reinforce those skills through project-based learning and connections across subject matter. Third, experiential learning will make skills and knowledge meaningful through research in, and application to, the world of the city.