St. James Academy will participate in the National Association of Independent Schools Challenge 20/20. This program partners schools in the United States with schools in other countries. As St. James Academy continues to develop collaborative learning with global connections, the students in the sixth grade science class will work with students from Fairfield Country Day School in Connecticut and Government Boys High School in Lahore, Pakistan to study infectious diseases, and research possible solutions. This study will enhance the Academy’s global awareness and sixth grade Life Science curriculum.
This is one of many ways in which St. James Academy continues to infuse its curriculum with a global perspective. “The NAIS Global Challenge 20/20 and our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme helps students make connections between subjects and their world. Our teachers collaborate to plan units of study that help students take risks and become thoughtful inquirers, as they work to solve global issues with students around the world. The NAIS Global Challenge 20/20 and IB MYP are best practices for global education, and we are thrilled to be members of both,” said Lori Dembo, IB MYP Coordinator.