Students are connected to each other and their community
Crowdsourced curriculum from around the world
Most of the same skills and content taught in other schools, just in a different way
Using the resources in, and partnering with, the local community to learn
Mysa is a pioneering school based on the rapidly growing “micro school” model. Micro schools are modern-day and forward-thinking versions of the one-room schoolhouse. Similar to other micro and lab schools, Mysa is a hybrid model that combines two distinct, complementary methods of education. The first method is a hands-on, project-based, interdisciplinary and cooperative system where students engage in group work and solve real-world problems. The second method uses academic learning platforms where classes and lessons are drawn from an extensive menu of online lessons, programs, and resources from around the world – individually customized for each student.
In this way, Mysa School combines the best of both worlds: a tight-knit, small learning community that builds interpersonal skills and, at the same time, the best academic lessons, classes, and programs from around the globe – personally tailored for each student.
Everyone understands and solves problems differently. Having a choice in how one
learns a skill or masters a topic helps make the learning deeper.
For students to be motivated and engaged in their learning, the topics and purpose
of their work must have genuine meaning and application to their world.
Current research in education and cognitive psychology shows that learning is more effective and long lasting
if a person is in a setting that feels safe, calm, and connected to other people.