From its modest beginnings in a villa in 1961, St Christopher’s has grown into a large, internationally renowned, non-profit making school with over 2,300 pupils from more than seventy nations. From three to eighteen years of age, these children and young people benefit from the excellence, dedication, and hard work.
In our school, we encourage the notion that personal improvement and development is always possible – no matter how high the current level of achievement and success. In line with this philosophy, our teachers use innovative as well as traditional methods. Over recent years we have implemented practices such as the Building Learning Power framework for learning. Latterly we have been using evidence-based teaching research to inform our development and have applied Carol Dweck’s insights into the importance of developing a growth mindset in all pupils. Through these initiatives and others, we seek to ensure that our students become “Autonomous Learners,” “Competent Individuals,” and “Global Citizens” fully prepared and competent to meet head-on the challenges and vagaries of life in the rapidly changing world we share and who care for the world and its peoples beyond their sphere of existence and experience.
The values and concepts that guide our school are not easy to summarise briefly. However, the constituent words of what we call the St Christopher’s ‘S’- Caring, Learning, Communicating – say a lot about what we are, especially when considered together with our Five Pillars of Learning, that we have adapted and expanded from ideas to be found in the four aspects of learning described in a report to UNESCO.
Finally, beyond the most quoted measure of a school – its first-class examination results – we pride ourselves on maintaining a warm and caring atmosphere, which we know to be essential to a happy and productive learning environment.