Da Vinci Holistic Approach to Education
For the past ten years, the Da Vinci team has been researching and developing a comprehensive approach to education. We have been incorporating training we have received over the years from Harvard University, Oxford University, and the University for Peace from the United Nations, into this Da Vinci Holistic Approach to Education. It encompasses seven areas in which we work day by day with all our students. These are not special subjects but rather transversal guidelines that we work in the classroom during the six hours of school from Monday to Friday. Our goal is to ensure that our students get a Life Style Education and training to face their future as prepared as they can be.
High Academic Standards
The aim of our tutorial system and our small teacher-student ratio is, presicely, to achieve high standards in the academics. Our students enjoy learning, develop self-taught skills, and acquire the discipline necessary to set and reach their own goals.
Building and maintaining relationships as well as learning to interact with people from different cultural backgrounds is important for our kids. We help them develop respect, gratitude, and commitment toward their peers, their families, and their communities.
We promote and practice physical education for 45 minutes to 1 hour every day. P.E. is fundamental to develop not only healthy growth but also to fuel the brain with necessary chemicals to regulate cognitive processes as well as to regulate hyperactivity, focus attention, and socialization.
Our students need to learn what, when, and how to eat to stay healthy. The best way is to teach them to choose and prepare their own meals combining nutrition with culinary education. A good diet based on healthy food, without excessive sugar or processed fast food could be delicious and satisfying.
Core Moral Values
From Preschool to College, the most important skill our students need to develop is the ability to make good choices. Choosing to do what is right is the key for good work ethic and a meaningful and successful life in the future.
Self Control & Stress Management
Mental and emotional health gives us the basis for self control and stress management. We help our students learn how to regulate their own stress through mindfulness, guided dynamics, and physical activities throughout the day.