Learning at TCS

Columbus School students participate in a variety of student centered meaningful learning experiences in a multicultural environment that prepares them to succeed in the pathway of their choice. Our curricular program strives to create critically conscious citizens, and empowered agents of positive change. Our curriculum promotes high performance learning that is applicable in the real world, seeks to connect people and ideas, create pathways and opportunities, and inspire a sense of engagement and purpose.

Some components of our curricular program are:

  • Renowned Curricular Programs:
    -Readers and Writers Workshop
    -Bridges Math Program
    -Advanced Placement courses

 

  • Standards that are Internationally Benchmarked and comply with the Colombian Ministry requirements:
    -Next Generation Science Standards
    -C3 and Aero Standards for Social Studies in English and Spanish
    -Common Core for Math and Literacy in English and Spanish
    -ISTE Technology Standards

 

  • Authentic, Project Based Learning supported by:
    -Buck Institute Tools
    -Systems Thinking Tools
    -Design Thinking Tools

 

  • Highly qualified teaching staff who:
    -Engage in continuous professional improvement
    -Are supported by Instructional Coaches
    -Can engage in an onsite Master’s degree or courses from SUNY Buffalo

 

  • Learning Infrastructure:
    -Well-equipped classrooms with a variety of learning tools available to students and teachers
    -Fab Lab and Maker Space
    -Greenhouse
    -9 science labs
    -Elementary and Secondary Libraries
    -Outdoor learning spaces
    -3 Coliseums
    -Theatre
    -Art Gallery

 

  • Universal Values and Social Emotional Learning support
    -Character Counts
    -Second Step Curriculum
    -Advisory in Middle School
    -VIDA–Parent led lesson around social and emotional learning

 

  • Co-curriculars that support real world challenges and -create an impact:
    -Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM)
    -Model United Nations (MUN)
    -Global Issues Network (GIN) and Sustainability Team
    -Destination Imagination (DI)
    -Social Justice and Equity- Ally is a Verb
    -Robotics
    -Inventopolis
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