ACADEMICS

Our Curriculum


The development of emotional intelligence is integrated into our Centner Academy curriculum through problem- and project-based learning. Our curriculum combines a deep commitment to emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and happiness in a challenging academic setting featuring language immersion, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. Using a strengths-based approach to learning, all of our students and teachers have opportunities to do what they love across the curriculum. We believe that teacher engagement is maximized when they are able to focus on their strengths and interests.

 "Centner Academy’s curriculum is academically rigorous and enhanced or augmented by focusing on happiness, health, relationships, and resilience" (Fastcompany,  2019). "At the Centner Academy, a new school in Miami that is opening in September, the school day will start with meditation. Lunch will include a mindfulness lesson. Throughout the day, students have lessons on subjects like emotional intelligence and how to be resilient in the face of challenges."

 

Students are given projects that require them to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This helps students create authentic learning experiences using our research-backed learning strategies across all subject areas, with learners and teachers having access to a variety of tools to support every student. Subjects and classes are not isolated but connect in meaningful ways to generate new methods of thinking. Entrepreneurial thinking, collaboration, creativity, communication, and leadership skills are outcomes in all subjects.

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Preschool

Our Preschool and Kindergarten program offers half-day language immersion in 6 languages.

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Elementary School

The 1st through 5th grade experience ensures that every student is both challenged and supported, with leveled learning across subject areas.

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Middle School

Middle Schoolers have tremendous freedom of choice, with every student in 6th to 8th grade following a different schedule. Students have a full day of electives every week, with dozens of electives to choose.

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High School

The High School program is opening in Fall 2021, giving students opportunities to travel globally for community service, pursue and create their passions, and participate in a global sports development program for student athletes.

*All our teachers are training in the mindfulness schools program

Languages

 

Our mission is to nurture compassion and understanding across cultures by providing a committed language curriculum to the growing generation of world citizens.

 

Students can pick from 6 World Languages

 

Spanish / Italian / Mandarin / French / German / Russian

Our language programs offer a unique combination of engaging, real world practice (to facilitate rapid language acquisition) with challenging and compelling formal language education to ensure that every student is equipped to communicate verbally, in writing, and in reading--wherever they may go in the world and in life.