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Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Coinciding with our 25th anniversary, we were happy to present the LPF philosophy, enriched by the principles of Maria Montessori distilling the experiences of a decade of providing primary and secondary education in a clear and powerful counter-current to the restrictive mainstream education. 

pRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Children ages 6 – 12 are in the second plane of development. This is a period of calmness, uniform growth and ta time of great capacity for learning. This period is also characterized as a time for imagination, cultural awareness and moral education. It is a magical time when children are driven to identify and know their place and function in this universe.

 

At the Academy, the continuum of the La Petite Fleur philosophy into this period of development is influenced by the Maria Montessori and the Emilio Reggio principles of education.

 

The cosmic plane gives the child a link to all disciplines and subject areas and shows him the interconnectedness of everything in the universe. You cannot understand biology without understanding chemistry or physics and you cannot stud life on earth without understanding its environment which brings us to geography. We cannot study the earth without discussing its relationships to solar system and astronomy, and so, every branch of study is interrelated.

 

All this knowledge the child acquires is organized and systematic and shows parts within the whole. The whole of learning is really a continuing story with constant, strong connecting motifs of English and Math.

 

We find that as the students move into the Cambridge Secondary programme, and into more complex areas at the pre- IGCSE level, that the Cambridge Learner Attributes – confidence, responsibility, reflection, innovativeness and engagement, synchronise very well with our philosophy and the Learner Profiles we include as an essential part of our progress report.

 

We view the creation of the integrated, well-rounded, outward-looking, problem-solving, analytical individual leader and team member, as the desired fruit of our philosophy, and we invite you to be a partner of this journey with your child and the LPF Schools.

 

We offer some of the most highly valued international qualifications to our students in the Cambridge Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSE, AS and AL, validated as they are by one of the highest ranked and oldest educational establishments in the world, Cambridge University, which brings either centuries and a formidable reputation to the educational arena.

 

Our Golden Rules are founded on principles of respect – Respect of self and of Others.

Elementary school

The elementary aged child (6-9 years) can be identified by three main characteristics: the move from concrete to abstract thinking, the development of reasoning ability, and a focus on social relationships. All three of these characteristics, the children are consciously taking charge of the learning and directing their questions, explorations, and connections based on personal interests and experiences.

 

At the academy, the chid enters a continuum of the La petite Fleur philosophy. It is a specially prepared learning environment designed to address and integrate the cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological characteristics and developmental needs of this age group. Lessons are given individually or in small groups therefore engagement is spontaneous and the child is naturally drawn to reach his personal best.

 

The elementary-aged child has the mark of a philosopher. Wonder is intrinsic to their learning. The materials in the environment are intended to evoke the imagination, to aid abstraction and to generate curiosity about the world and the universe. The stars, nature, technology, and social life induce great questions. Ona factual basis, interdisciplinary studies combine the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic with the sciences and the study of natural history and world ecology.

 

The program is made of narratives that provide an inspiring overview of the universe and the place of humans within it. These narrative “Great Lessons” span the history of the universe from the origin of the solar system, earth and life forms to the emergence of human cultures and rise of civilizations. Aided by impressionistic charts, timelines and experiments, the child’s study of detail in reference to the Great Lessons leads to awe and respect for the totality of knowledge.

 

Studies are integrated not only in subject matter but in terms of moral learning resulting in appreciation and respect of life and the meaning of true justice. The deep natural balance of cosmic education creates a social dynamic that supports the growth of community and set them off on a life long journey of exploration and discovery.

 

We offer some of the most highly valued International qualifications to out students in the Cambridge Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSE, AS and AL, validated as they are by one of the highest ranked and oldest educational establishments in the world, Cambridge University, which brings either centuries and a formidable reputation to the education arena.

The middle school at LPF has undergone a major reconstruction of the educational modus operandi, which facilitates a shift in the philosophy of education the school strives to attempt: a student-centred model. Learning is seen as an active verb for which students take responsibility. They are held accountable for their time management. Rather than following a rigid schedule which controls the learning of the student, the student's needs are identified, and the resources necessary for each individual student to develop their knowledge and skills are facilitated. Through this method the students gain a strong awareness about where they stand in each subject, for which areas they need more attention, and therefore, they are able to better plan out their learning. In the words of a student who experienced this method few months before her IGCSE exams, it is ‘less stressful and much more efficient’. 

 

The psychology and magic of this method is the ’choice’. Learners are required to do a reflective evaluation on themselves and depending on that, they make a choice to create their own tailor-made schedule with the class facilitator. This sense of ‘control’ the learner works with sparks an organic sense of responsibility in the student. They have a say in their own education. 

 

The CAP programme, a two hour arts program on Friday, facilitates art, dancing, singing, instrument learning, theater or gardening. For each activity, professionals from each field train the learners.

LPF academy has a unique IGCSE and Advanced level program which we pioneered. “Education is an aid to life’, this foundation belied makes the school a microcosm of life: a community in which learners have rights and are offered opportunities to develop their maximum potential. They are perceived as “beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious and full of potential and ambitious desires”.

The most important Cambridge learner attributes we seek to enhance include creativity, reflectiveness, resilience, originality and flexibility of mind which synchronize naturally without philosophy and the learning profiles we include as an essential part of our progress report.

The symbolic “hundred voices” used by learners for self-expression – Creative Writing, the Preforming Arts and Peace Curriculum – are provided in an Enrichment Program that staunchly refuses to admit the crushing dominance of examinations.

LPF learners balance Academic with leadership and outreach, peace and value education, sports, cultural and literary endeavors and professionally tolerated exposure and internship programs, viewed as a precursor of territory studies rather than the culmination of secondary academic activities. The advanced level program recognizes the tripartite value of parents, who are viewed as partners, collaborators ad advocated for their children.

 

The Cambridge IGCSE and Advanced Level program, facilitated by the school, provides the learners the choice to offer a dynamic range of subjects which ensure their preparedness in selecting subjects for the advanced level program and Universities.

Our Golden Rules are founded on principles of respect – respect of self and of others.

aDVANCED LEVEL

Coinciding with our 25th anniversary, we were happy to present the LPF philosophy, enriched by the principles of Maria Montessori and distilling the experiences of a decade of providing education in a clear and powerful counter-current to the restrictive mainstream of education.

 

LPF Academy has a unique IGCSE and Advanced Level programme which we pioneered. “Education is an aid to life”, this foundational belief makes the school a microcosm of life: a community in which learners have rights and are offered opportunities to develop their potential. They are perceived as “beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious and full of potential and ambitious desires”.

 

 The most important   learner attributes   we seek to   enhance include creativity,   reflectiveness, resilience,   originality and flexibility of mind which is synchronise very well with our philosophy and the Learner Profiles we include as an essential part of our progress report.

 

If education is life, all life has scientific, artistic, cultural and communicative aspects which are not to be taken in isolation but in consideration of their implicit social value.

 

The symbolic “hundred voices” used by learners for self-expression - Creative Writing, the Performing Arts and peace curriculum   -   are   provided   in   an   Enrichment   Programme   that   staunchly   refuses   to   admit   the   crushing   dominance   of examinations.

 

 LPF learners balance Academics with  leadership and outreach, peace and value education, sports cultural and  literary endeavours and professionally tolerated exposure and  internship programmes, viewed as a precursor of territory  studies rather than the culmination of secondary academic activities. The advanced level programme recognizes the tripartite value of parents, who are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for their children.

 

The IGCSE and Advanced Level programme by Cambridge, facilitated in school, provides the leaners the choice to offer dynamic range of subjects which ensure their preparedness in selecting subjects for the Advanced Level Programme and Universities.

 

Our Golden Rules are founded on principles of respect - Respect of self and of Others.

IGCSE Program

Middle

School