Student Learning Experience
Providing an environment for self-development through experimentation and critical analysis.
RESPONDING TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Students are engaged in global themes that require teamwork and the application of knowledge and skills for delivering solutions that positively impact the world they live in. Themes such as ‘Global Citizenship’ and ‘Save our Planet’ challenge students to develop projects that can be implemented with measured results. Students learn about empowerment and that their actions can make a difference.
DESIGNED LEARNING SPACES FOR CREATIVE THINKING
Creative learning spaces are designed to present different ways to explore ideas, collaborate in teams on projects and for developing skills in research, analysis, evaluation and communication. The emphasis is on acquiring critical thinking and creative approaches to problem solving using cross disciplinary skills. Students are encouraged to break out of linear thinking and apply class room knowledge in original ways.
A SCHOOL ENGINEERED FOR LEARNING
The Arcadia school building was engineered and designed with the idea of creating a quality learning environment. Recent research at universities has clearly established how environmental factors affect student abilities to concentrate on tasks and develop learning skills. Teaching spaces at Arcadia were built for optimal natural light, temperature, and quality of air – all of which are significant contributors to the perception of the space, the ability to function, think and absorb information.
TEACHING FOR THE SKILLS OF TOMORROW
Arcadia is highly focused on encouraging student participation using a cross- disciplinary, activity-
PREPARING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Entry to the best universities is highly competitive. Although top A-Level grades provide the minimum requirement, a student’s portfolio of work beyond the curriculum is also part of the assessment criteria. Students are encouraged to develop theme based, socially relevant projects that adds to their personal portfolio.
A-Level students at Arcadia exhibit outstanding abilities for critical thinking and are admitted to top universities all over the world to continue their academic success.
LEARNING FROM NATURE
The school location allows students to explore nature around the vast green area surrounding the school, excursions to nearby mountains and trips to the Adriatic which is less than 5 minutes away. The curriculum is extended outdoors, with specially designed outdoor teaching areas. We take advantage of the natural surroundings for students to learn how to observe nature and respect the environment.
Field trips takes students to observe and study the rich Montenegro environment, including trips to Dormitor Park (the last remaining virgin forest in Europe), the Tara river canyon (the deepest canyon after the US grand canyon) and the Skadar Lake eco-system with over 280 different bird species including the Dalmatian pelican, mallard, curlew, grebe, eagle and herons.