Academics

Center for Global Citizenship

A Passion to Engage the World

Today’s students live in an ever-changing world that demands a global perspective. The Center for Global Citizenship provides a K-12 curriculum focused on the progression of skills from building empathy in young children to having a global mindset on world affairs in the Upper School.

Throughout their education, students gain an increasing awareness and appreciation of the world's diverse cultures, politics and religions. Equipped with a multicultural perspective and empathetic understanding, our graduates are setting out in the world, ready to engage and make a difference in it.

  • Beginning in Kindergarten, students are exposed to world languages by learning both French and Spanish, enabling students to reach fluency by middle school.

  • International travel opportunities start in Middle School with an annual 8th grade class trip to Quebec. Optional international trips are available to Upper School students through the Operation New World program which incorporates science learning through service trips or cultural trips.

  • Several student clubs support global education, including the Culture Club, Humanitarian Aid Society and our annual Culture Fest, a school-wide celebration of world music, food, and dress.

  • Partnerships with outside global organizations like the Cleveland Council on World Affairs enable students to gain real-world experience.

  • Upper School students with a passion for the humanities are able to conduct a two-year, college-level independent research project in the Global and International Studies Program.