D-PREP’s curriculum is based on the best international standards and instructional practices from around the globe.
D-PREP Educational Approach
The philosophy for our rigorous academic program is centered around experiential learning. This “learning by doing” approach sees students learn deeply about concepts that are connected and relevant to the real world and that are trans-disciplinary, incorporating many subject areas, and develop the skills and the mindset that advances their life-long understanding and love for learning.
When we designed our curriculum, we adopted influences which emphasize experiential learning that connects learning to the real world from America, inquiry and project-based learning such as Reggio Emilio and IB international curricula, and the concepts of balance of learning with the mind, body, and spirit from the Finnish education system.
In our middle grades, Grade 6-8, we continue this experiential learning, which we refer to as “expeditions”, these extended projects connect students learning to real audiences and developing solutions to real issues or problems in our world.
Throughout our school we use the American Standards to guide the development of these projects and expeditions. In Chinese with use Singapore Standards and for Thai Language, the standards for all Thai schools.