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The school is the most powerful entity in transforming the quality of education. Paideia Schools for Creative Thinking—where students learn to Think, Discuss, and Act—are characterized by the systemic implementation of the following elements:
These traits function to make academic rigor equally accessible to all students, inspiring and preparing them for contemporary life. In working with schools and districts, we always seek to use Paideia instruction to meet the specific challenges faced by the individual school community. This practice includes honoring both local curriculum requirements and teacher evaluation programs.
The journey to becoming a Paideia school typically takes three to four years and involves three stages of certification that lead to a final accreditation: 1) Paideia Seminar Certification; 2) Paideia Classroom Certification; 3) and full School Accreditation, which includes Paideia Project Certification.
Schools will begin to be certified and accredited under our new system during 2019 and 2020. If you are interested in learning about schools that are currently using the Paideia method, please contact us for more information.