The Explore School House welcomes you and is pleased for the opportunity to introduce our educational and curricular philosophy to you! The journey that has led to the opening of this school began as a very personal one, born of the frustrations and heartbreak of advocating for my own son. My experiences have fueled an enduring passion for creating an educational environment that honors both the intellectual, academic needs of gifted and highly motivated students, as well as the equally important, and often overlooked, creative, social and emotional needs of this unique population.
Our goal at The Explore School House is to develop children not solely in academic content areas but in the operational and affective skills necessary to succeed and excel in real world settings. Being smart is not enough – to be successful, people are required to be adept at a myriad of skills, such as time management, task initiation and perseverance, respectful communication, collaboration, self-assessment and self-correction. They need to possess emotional resilience, self-understanding, and intellectual dexterity. To achieve this, abstract reasoning, high-level thinking skills, and rich language experiences must be available to them. Imagination and fantasy need to be encouraged, with attention paid to creative solutions and ideas. There must be opportunities to fail, self-assess, problem solve, and then try again within a safe, non-judging, and supportive environment.
These objectives need to be balanced with a deep compassion for each child’s individual challenges, an understanding of developmental issues, and a recognition of and profound appreciation for the beauty within each child. The Explore School House recognizes the uniqueness of each child and is committed to the preservation and development of that individuality.
We invite you to explore The Explore School House further and we look forward to welcoming you at our school.
Yee-Wuen Lee, MBA, B.Eng (Hons)
Founder & Executive Director