Great write-up on The Explore School House. Thank you HoneyKids.
A child who excels in Science may not do the same in Maths – The Explore School House recognises this and keeps students motivated with its revolutionary academic plan
We love that in Singapore there are so many great options when it comes to schools for kids. So, we get pretty excited when we hear there’s a new school that’s thrown open its doors to make the options even broader. The Explore School House is not your run-of-the-mill kind of school though. It has a bespoke academic curriculum tailored to address every individual child’s strength and weaknesses. Plus, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1, this school is all about encouraging a love for learning in little ones in an engaging environment.
How it all began…
The Explore School House was created by a parent who had become frustrated with her own son’s learning journey. So, she set off on a quest to find an environment that embraced the intellectual and academic needs of gifted and highly-motivated students, while still providing a sound backbone for their emotional, creative and social needs. This became The Explore School House’s vision, and this dream became a reality when the doors opened in January 2018.
The school believes that:
- Instilling a love of learning in children through education is key
- Passions and interests should always be encouraged
- Every child is individual, and therefore should have their own personalised education plan based on unique aptitudes and abilities
- Students should have a voice when it comes to how they should be educated
- All learning experiences should be as authentic and rich in content as possible
What makes The Explore School House different?
Do you have a child who sometimes feels like a square peg trying to fit in a round hole due to their academic abilities? Then The Explore School House could very well be the schooling answer you’ve been looking for.
Children here are taught according to their individual Personal Development Plan, which means that if you have a clever clogs who is excelling in maths, but not finding art such an easy ride, they could well end up in different grades for different subjects.
At The Explore School House, it’s not the age of your child that will dictate where they are placed, but how they fair in each individual subject. In other words, a seven-year old student could be studying in Grade 2 for maths, Grade 4 for English Language and Grade 3 for science! The customised classes don’t stop there either: If your child is taking Grade 3 maths, for example, but has not yet had exposure to topics such as fractions, the child will be placed into a class where fractions are covered so that they are always up to speed and learning at the right space within subjects.
Another advantage – student numbers are kept low, so that children benefit from a pupil-to-teacher ratio of 8:1, which means there’s no hiding at the back of the classroom, kiddos!
The intimate learning environment also ensures every child benefits from rich learning experiences. These include transdisciplinary teaching methods, cool personal projects, exciting field trips and a regular exposure to guest speakers. All in a caring, nonjudgmental environment. Sounds great, huh?
How a personalised education benefit your child
Students traditionally spend much of their school life following instructions, yet the modern world demands adults to be creative, communicative and comfortable sharing ideas.
The Explore School House provides an environment that allows all of its students to develop their critical thinking and communication skills, and believes every child’s passions and interests should be encouraged.
By creating an individual plan for each pupil, and allowing every child to learn at their own pace in different subjects, it ensures that nobody gets left behind, nobody is overlooked, and nobody feels like they do not have a voice.
Our advice? If you think this could very well be the type of school you have previously only wished for, then take a tour and speak with the friendly staff at The Explore School House. It’s a school that understands that there’s never a one-size-fits-all kind of education.