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A Culture of Kindness

Our culture at Compass healthy, safe, and happy! If you join Compass, you must be ready to practice KINDNESS and ACCEPTANCE - we don't just talk the talk - we walk the walk. We KNOW being highly skilled in Emotional Intelligence will give our students the edge to excel in their academics both at Compass, and in the future!

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Problem Solving & Critical Thinking

What do Apple, Google, Stanford, Harvard, MIT—and Compass—all have in common? They embrace DESIGN THINKING, an innovative method for coming up with creative solutions to complex problems. Also coined humanity-centered design, students learn design thinking and apply it to developing Venture Projects and charting their future.

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Keeping Curiosity Alive

The best way to ensure a student thrives in any academic area is by being challenged through DEEP and RELEVANT curriculum that continually asks students to GET (mindfully) MESSY (and, ok, sometimes, just plain old messy!) with their learning. Compass teachers are masters of curricular design - and so Compass students are consistently inspired. Students find "FLOW" even at school! Here, they authentically feel that their innate drive to be curious about the world, and their place in it, is put front and center.

Community Collaboration at the Core

We integrate community connections throughout our school—both by bringing partners into the school, and getting our students out and about in the community. It's easier to enter the “real world” if your school is a real part of it.

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