Most schools have one group of learners.
Children.

We have 2.
Children and adults.

Let’s face it: adults are the real curriculum. The only real limits of education are the limits of adults. Parents AND teachers.

That is why we will not limit the education children deserve by forgetting the learning of the adults.

Nobody gets to graduate from learning any more. Every 5 years, the list of top skills necessary to be successful at work changes. Life is increasingly harder and more complex. Adults need to learn just as much
as children do.

Our vision:

 

to build a learning culture throughout every home.

Our purpose is to support everyone to learn how to thrive in life.

We will do this by developing an organic learning system with a dual curriculum for both children and adults.

We will serve dynamic, enlightened families who want to thrive in a connected world.

Wherever they are, children, parents, and teachers will keep learning together.

For Life.

Here’s what we believe so that we can build the learning system we want, every day.

1.

We design learning for children and adults, and see them as equally important.

Children deserve the best teachers and the best parents. To flourish and to keep up with the changing times, adults also have to learn as much as their kids. We make a commitment to invest in every person in our learning community to ensure they reach their full potential.

2.

The school’s vision is to foster your personal vision.

When we say ‘learn for life,’ we will never forget it is YOUR life. Our dream is for you to have your own dream of a great life. From childhood to adulthood, you will continuously do the work of being the author of your life because only your own ‘why’ can sustain your resilience to long time learning.

3.

Learning should make a difference.

Everyone can make an immediate impact on their lives and the world through their learning. Look at the teenagers who begin to apply the brakes to climate change. How much of a difference can we make in the world if we design every learning experience to have an impact?

4.

Learning is worthwhile when you learn all the essential skills to thrive in life.

In every part of life. Our learning system is based on essential competencies in all the key areas of life. Every program of learning taps into physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual development.

5.

We will not measure success by grades at final exams but by the degree of well being and success in adult life.

Achievement is not about passing exams or taking high grades. We will measure success by the long-term impact on our students. Our learning system will continue to provide experiences and contexts that support everyone’s learning beyond the years of ‘formal education’.

6.

Mastery.

We are all capable of reaching mastery where we have talent, passion, and hard work aligned. Expect greatness of yourself, and you’ve got a chance of achieving greatness. We will create great things through our learning. How do we know? Because we won’t stop until we do.

7.

Learning happens in every moment, everywhere.

Uplifting learning needs to happen where life happens. We are not limited from reaching our potential based on how close we are to the school building and just showing up. We will develop a powerful learning culture with rituals and habits that take learning into day-to-day life. Our program is designed to support remote learning from day one.

8.

Relationships sustain transformation.

Learning and thriving happen in relationships. We will create a system that allows you to find a coach to support you, a mentor to inform you, and a team to keep challenging you. You will learn how to thrive and you will not be alone.

9.

Joy and celebration keep the learning going.

We will stop to rest and celebrate how far we have come. We will smile on the way. On the journey of learning to thrive, we will enjoy the progress, and the process.

10.

We will always co-design with the best practitioners and minds

in the realm of learning and thriving. Wherever in the world they may be.

See the team below

Andreia Mitrea, CEO

Andreia is the CEO of Colina Learning Center. Andreia is an experienced edupreneur. For 10 years she was part of the leadership team behind one of the best reputed international schools in Bucharest. She is currently devoted to developing the concept of Colina Learning Center. She believes that “it doesn’t take a village, but a smart village to raise a child’. She wants to provide that ‘smart village’ to every child and every parent, no matter where they are.

Doug Mader, Education

Doug is the Principal of one of the most innovative public high schools in the US, Sycamore High School. Together with his team, they developed the Synnovation Lab, a truly modern, self-paced, engaging and authentic learning experience. Doug is working weekly with the Colina Noua team to develop the concept of a dual curriculum school.

For more play the showcase movie.

Claudia Lixandru, Finance and Operations

Claudia is providing financial and operational expertise at a superb level. She brings previous experience as CFO, country manager, regional operational and strategic roles in both the private and not-for-profit sector. She also brings a love for education and equity, making sure to shape the numbers and budgets so as to enable us to include as many families as possible in our learning network.

Ewan McIntosh / NoTosh / Advisor on Innovation in Education

Notosh is a global company leading innovation in education across all continents. The passionate and energising tour de force behind NoTosh is Ewan who is working directly with Colina Learning Center. Ewan will get you to shoot for the moon while at the same time ensuring you pay close attention to every single detail on the ground. The result: innovation in education done right through well structured design thinking processes and rigorous strategy.