Vision and Mission
We will be the preeminent intellectual and creative school where research and design transforms and drives approaches to learning and teaching addressing issues of urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, sustainability and globalization through effective engagement employing better communication, systems and organizations to meet social needs.
The GEMS Legacy School prepares students to become leaders by helping them to contribute and succeed in a continuously evolving global arena thereby ensuring that tomorrow’s world is a better and more just place. We help students build the skills and competencies for success and leadership in the emerging creative economy and generates practical and theoretical knowledge that improves conditions for local and global communities. Our Legacy will be shaped by the Core Values that have defined our past as The Kindergarten Starters : Academic Rigor, Tolerance, Philanthropy and Innovation.
Our vision, values and mission align itself with the shifts in the global economy, society and environment. We desire to change the status quo through creativity and innovation – both in what and how we teach and in the intellectual ambitions of the school itself. We aim to orient our students’ academic experiences to become critically engaged citizens dedicated to solving problems and contributing to the public good.
The GEMS Legacy School will embrace these principles and innovate to address shifts in the global economy, society and environment that require individuals to grapple with complex problems, pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways and collaboratively create change.
Our Educational Approach
We will fulfill our mission by extending our legacy as a non-traditional school, nimble and responsive to change that
- Focuses on and engages with critically contemporary issues
- Prioritizes humanity and culture in designing systems and environments to improve the human condition, an approach that draws from design thinking and the liberal, creative and performing arts
- Places collaborative, problem-based learning at the center of the educational experience