Message from Founder
When faced with a brave new world, every parent and educator has to come up with brave new answers. But when it comes to our own kids' education, nobody wants to take risks. Yet I believe we live in an age where it is far riskier not to adapt. Sweeping technological changes have reshaped our children’s brains, future careers, the way they play and the way they learn.
It has made a lot of skills irrelevant and others essential. So what should innovative education look like?
New schools do not guarantee innovation and established ones do not guarantee excellence- having done extensive research, met parents and taught students from a wide range of schools for the past 15 years here and abroad, I now see that innovative schools that are excellent require a balance between structure and choice, between traditional and pioneering practices, decisions that take professional expertise, continuous negotiation, and genuine concern for students as individuals. It is with this understanding that our team takes on the challenge of building a one-of-a-kind learning community in Hong Kong that fulfills the promise of preparing students for purposeful work and meaningful lives.
Our curriculum and pedagogical approach will emphasize creativity, appropriate challenge, and expert support for each student at each stage of development. Our students will learn design thinking from an early age to be able to eventually design their own learning paths and to solve problems with compassion. We embed positive education because we believe inner strengths are the foundation of flourishing in the long run. We have a bilingual program in early years and high language expectations later on because these give students richer access to opportunities as well as a broader, more flexible world view.
Our program founding team is comprised of experienced and passionate educators, innovators, and parents who want to build a school that your children will be excited to go, a place where they can form positive identities with confidence so that, one day, they will change the world for the better, but also so that they can start doing good in the here and now.
We invite you and your children to join us and experience what educator Dave Perkins calls a “Futurewise” education.
Founder of Bloom KKCA Academy
BA English, Harvard
MPhil Renaissance Literature, Cambridge
MFA Writing, University of San Francisco
PGDE, University of Hong Kong