Josiah Quincy Upper School
About the Learning Program
Josiah Quincy Upper School Mission Statement
The mission of JQUS is to develop its students to be knowledgeable, productive members of a global society through an education that promotes cultural awareness, skillful use of information, personal renewal, and both individual and community path-finding for the twenty-first century.
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
JQUS offers a challenging and comprehensive academic and arts curriculum that demands accountability from teachers and students. The curriculum encompasses conceptually four pavilions: information, culture, pathfinding and renewal:
The Information Pavilion is the center for technology, mathematics and social sciences. Here students pursue their, studies in ways that capitalize on the latest research and on recent advances in technology.
The Cultural Pavilion seeks to develop and nurture in each student a sensitivity to and an appreciation of the various cultures that enrich a pluralistic society. Students study world languages and explore many forms of artistic expression, examining critical perspectives in social values through language and media.
The Pathfinding Pavilion uses the subjects of English, World Languages, Social Studies and the Arts, to enable students to see the interconnectedness of these subjects. Here students also explore current societal and world issues that are impinging on their lives.
The Renewal Pavilion proves integrated student services intended to develop personal health, build a strong sense of self and self worth, and instill in students an understanding that they have a strong measure of understanding over their own destiny.