The Explore School House’s founder Lee Yee-Wuen believes that education is designed to instil a love of learning, and should be personalised based on each child’s strengths and interests.
Each child has his or her own Personal Development Plan, and is taught based on his or her own aptitude and abilities. For example, a 7-year-old may attend Grade 2 Maths class, Grade 3 Science class and Grade 4 English Language Art class. Due to the fluidity of the school, enrolment is kept small, with 24 students at maximum. Child-to-teacher ratio is also limited to 8:1.
The school offers interdisciplinary teaching alongside projects, field trips and guest speakers. Students have a say in what topics they want to cover, what projects they want to do, how they are being assessed and more. Their input on where to go for field trips and who should be invited as guest speakers at the school is encouraged, as the school believes this promotes children to take ownership of their learning journey.
In order to encourage each child’s natural gifts and to help him or her pursue his or her passions, the school the school works with professionals such as members of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and partners with reputable organisations like the Singapore Red Cross Society to help nurture children and provide a rich educational experience.
“The current school system is like an assembly line where each child must learn the same thing at the same time in the same way. Yet each of us is unique; we learn things differently at different pace, and we all have different passion and interest. The Explore School House is personalising education for each child according to each child’s aptitudes and abilities.” – Lee Yee-Wuen, founder of The Explore School House
The Explore School House
41 Sunset Way, Clementi Arcade, #02-06, 507071
Ages Taught: Grades 1-6, based on your child’s aptitude and ability (see above for details)
School Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Term Times: Aug. 13 – Oct. 19, 2018; Oct. 29 – Dec. 19, 2018; Jan. 7 – Mar. 29, 2019; Apr. 9 – June 15, 2019
Holidays: Oct. 22-26, 2018; Dec. 20, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2019
Admissions: Visit www.theexploreschool.org to download the application package. Upon submitting your application, children will be invited to spend half a day with the school’s educators. Parents will also be interviewed separately as part of the assessment.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder Kids Vol. 22
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