At Octanschool, we focus on developing the areas that will have the greatest impact in all possible futures: judgement, collaboration, and sense-making.
So how do you design for growth? To begin, you need to be in an environment where mistakes are opportunities. You need to be wrong, a lot, before you can understand what it feels like to be right. You need experiences that are complex yet welcoming.
Collaborative yet competitive. And more than anything, highly engaging and student-centered. Experiences have more meaning if you reflect on them and use those memories to tell your own story.
At Octanschool, we design compelling experiences so students can feel high-level concepts while navigating the complexities of teamwork.
Octanschool is where students become problem solvers.
Some of us knew exactly who we wanted to be and became that, but most of weren't sure about it. It's the same with our children but they want to be people who make a difference.
Regardless of the future we imagine for our children, and the one they imagine for themselves, we hope that they:
1. Discover their inner purpose
2. Become Future Leaders
3. Develop real life skills
So how do you get better at making tough decisions? How do you make better sense of a complex world? How do you learn how to navigate the waves of competition and collaboration? How do you innovate?
You need practice making tough decisions.
Unfortunately, practice is hard to come by, especially as a kid. Practice happens in sports or music, but the greater focus tends to be on discipline and execution. If the exercise of true agency comes in the daily life of an elementary or middle school student, it tends to happen by accident rather than by design.
How Does This Program Work?
Where kids learn to excel at school and life in real world scenarios.