School Characteristics

Self-organized curriculum

Self-organized curriculum

Incoming freshmen will attend a two-week curriculum planning session, during which they will plan out their entire four-year class schedule. Students will think about the career they want to pursue, then choose the necessary courses and order they will need to take them in to prepare for that goal.
 
During the first half of the session, students will set up software and network settings on their notebook computers, all of which will be necessary for them to study at the School. By having students prepare their learning environment by themselves, we expect this will play a role in realizing an education which aims to make them autonomous and independent.
 
During the last half of the session, students will create their entire four-year schedule with classes that are all electives. While this offers students a degree of freedom in tailoring their curriculum, thinking about their entire schedule is a daunting task. To assist them, we have developed an online Dynamic Syllabus, which they can use to refine and finish their schedules through repeated experimentation with different class combinations and orders.