The educational approach of MUSE Schools is supported by five core concepts. These five pillars of MUSE schools guide our teachers and inspire our students in their journey to explore, engage with, and succeed in the world.
Passion Based Learning
Rather than dictating study topics, MUSE classrooms embrace Passion Based Learning, allowing students to take the lead in their educations. With guidance and support from teachers, our students are allowed to explore and research in the areas that matter most to them, and in so doing they invest themselves in their education with a passion rarely seen in traditional education systems.
Core academic subjects remain a crucial component of a MUSE education. Math concepts, history lessons, language arts and other traditional subjects are integrated into student-led projects, with teachers observing progress and acknowledging milestone achievements. Our students learn the same advanced concepts as their counterparts in traditional classrooms, but MUSE students are a part of creating the context in which these lessons are delivered.
The Process Communication Model (PCM) is a powerful tool used by MUSE teachers and taught to our students. PCM gives everyone at MUSE insight into their own communication desires as well as the desires of others. It’s wonderful to see students embrace PCM as a way to understand their own communication desires , but we also hear extremely positive feedback from parents as an understanding of PCM leads them to communication breakthroughs in their home relationships.
We define self-efficacy as “my belief in my ability to be successful by accessing my open, resourceful and persistent skill sets”. We nurture this belief in our students, encouraging confidence in their abilities to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and find success. We know there’s a direct correlation between a student’s belief in their ability to succeed and being successful, so we ensure success by making sure our students understand how to apply their own amazing strengths.
Our schools don’t just teach about sustainable living – we practice it everyday. Students are immersed in sustainability concepts, from the positive impact of plant-based eating, to the use of alternative energy sources, along with simple conservation techniques. This is our Food Energy Water initiative (FEW). We are dedicated to making sustainable choices become second-nature for everyone on our campuses. As a result, our students quickly become “Sustinability Natives.”
With an education inspired by these five pillars, students at MUSE Schools learn that they’re each capable of being amazing, resourceful people who can find the greatest success, and have a positive impact in their communities. To find out how to bring MUSE to your community, please visit https://museglobal.org/franchise-opportunities/.