New Humanitarian School
VISION and MISSION
The New Humanitarian School is a school combining in practice the best traditional and innovative devices in the fields of methodology, hermeneutics, and didactics connected with development of thinking, reflectivity, understanding, and creative abilities of students.
For more details see the Conception of the NHS.
The mission of the school is
- to form a personality that
а) is ready (i.e. is able and has a wish) for self-identification, reflectivity, understanding, thinking, independent acting (including creative activities), systemic approach to analyzing and solving problems, and vision of the essence of events and phenomena;
b) has a highly developed inner world and worldview and is able to take into account other people’s subjectivity;
c) has well-developed willpower and self-organization;
d) has an experience of communication with people and is capable of socializing with them;
- to expose this personality to the world culture (the latter is defined as a system of norms and patterns), which is viewed as a notion consisting of the following “blocks”: the culture (norms) of thinking, the culture of activity, philological culture (comprising the language culture, the culture of speech, and the hermeneutic culture), political culture, the culture of communication and interaction with people, ethical and aesthetic norms, and physical culture.
A graduate of the New Humanitarian School should not become a person capable of growing in one direction only.
Goals (Means) that ensure gaining the mission and vision.
The school aspires to optimal individualization: specific features of each child are thoroughly analyzed, and on the basis of this analysis the most effective educational means are worked out for each student.
The most essential aspect for the school is teaching cross-curricular abilities; the task of the school is to develop these abilities into mindsets and skills. Subject abilities are viewed as the basis for cross-curricular abilities comprising those connected with thinking, general intellect, speech, activity organization, and development of memory, imagination, attention, creative abilities, and self-organization skills of each child.
The school maintains the psychological climate that is favorable for development of a child’s understanding the value of intellectual activity and encourages him/her to study to the full extent.
The school builds up and maintains the relationships based on trust and benevolence between teachers, students, and their parents, which contribute to the atmosphere of cooperation in the school.