Academics

The Five Pillars

Academics
Core academics and milestones specific to each grade are woven into studies on topics which are derived from the students themselves. MUSE teachers differentiate their instruction to accommodate students with diverse academic needs, learning styles and environmental preferences, documenting their learning through personalized student BLUEPRINTS.



Communication
MUSE uses the Process Communication Model (PCM),
a tool that helps:
  • Assess, connect, motivate and resolve conflict
  • Observe and understand your own behavior
  • Understand the behavior of others and know how to communicate with them effectively
  • Create effective communication
  • Analyze conflict and miscommunication
  • Know how to find a resolution and a return to effective communication.


Passion-Based Learning
MUSE infuses Passion Based Learning with Core Academics to create learning opportunities which are challenging, individualized and unique.  Children are encouraged through their interests and passions to learn at a deep and meaningful level.



Sustainability
MUSE values and exercises sustainable practices on our campuses and in our curriculum.  This comes to life with our Food Energy Water (F.E.W.) initiative, where students educate themselves and the community on the process of re-purposing and conserving these precious resources.
Self-Efficacy
Self-Efficacy is the number one predictor of a person’s success in life. MUSE defines Self-Efficacy as "my belief in my ability to achieve success by accessing my open, resourceful and persistent skills."