Social Studies teacher Adrian Barnes and a volunteer diversity committee made up of Corbett Prep teachers and parents organized the Diversity and Global Awareness Initiative. They planned the seminar to spark honest, meaningful conversations and introduce students to new perspectives.
Encouraging International Mindedness
A global perspective is vital for students as the world becomes more and more interconnected.
Technology can produce live feeds of world events and allow people from different countries to speak face-to-face from their homes. But fostering international mindedness requires a more comprehensive effort that Corbett Prep is making for its students.
Corbett Prep strives to deliver a multicultural education, teaching students to think internationally to prepare for the future. Through student visits, the International Baccalaureate Programme and the newly revived International School Connection, Corbett Prep is opening up the world to its students.
Read about our International Baccalaureate Programme.
Before they move up to middle school, Corbett Prep students take time to reflect on lessons they learned in the International Baccalaureate Programme and how they can use this knowledge from the IB perspective to give back to the community. Please join the fifth grade class on Friday at one of two performances of their Exhibition where they share what they have learned to inspire others.
Corbett Prep students in third, fourth and fifth grade Spanish classes studied the cultural traditions surrounding piñatas before crafting their own and using their language skills to present them to classmates.
An international study program with Corbett Prep and Colegios Ramón y Cajal in Madrid continues to thrive. Students build friendships and an appreciation for other cultures. As an International Baccalaureate school, Corbett Prep seeks to encourage a sense of international mindedness.
Comprehensive projects that combine research with community outreach give fifth and eighth graders an opportunity to showcase skills they have honed as IB students. Whether students are raising money for disease research, collecting donations for the needy or increasing awareness about little-known causes, they reflect issues that are close to their hearts.