MIS is designed with one guiding principle: that no one waits to learn. Gifted learners grow most when they are challenged in five ways, and lessons at MIS incorporate all of these components in each class, everyday.
Because our teachers are not just subject-matter experts, but equally curious co-learners, they know just how to engage both an entire classroom and individual students by tailoring their approach day-by-day.
MIS believes that students learn most when challenged to solve real problems that face our world and communities today. Our pedagogy always starts with why.
As a curricular framework, we use the Integrated Curriculum Model developed by the College of William and Mary’s National Center for Gifted Education. While we use their published materials to supplement some of our units, we also develop our own units that specifically address current events, global travel, and the strengths of our students. The Integrated Curriculum Model fuses critical thinking, problem solving, and basic skills, emphasizing thinking and growth.