Curriculum

Curriculum Map

Overarching Goals

Major Themes

Annual Topics

Overarching Goals

Everything we do at Leonardo is thoughtfully done to help students see the world for themselves; and so that they can become engaged, responsible citizens committed to making a positive impact on the world.

Major Themes

Major themes are the threads that exist throughout all topics. These themes will be emphasized throughout the seven-year curriculum:

•  Knowing yourself
• Empathy, Compassion: understanding, defining your role in groups, communities
•  Evolution & Change, Equilibrium, Sustainability
•  Connectedness of ideas, knowledge, skills, people

Annual Topics

Each year of study is centered around a major element of global impact. Skills in traditionally-defined disciplines (e.g. social & emotional intelligence, arts, reading, writing, history, math) are covered through practical studies of each topic.

Year 1: Agriculture  •  Year 2: Cities  •  Year 3: Health/Wellness  •  Year 4: Environment  •  Year 5: Government Systems  •  Year 6: Economic Systems  •  Year 7: Belief Systems

Panama

Leonardo students will also study at our satellite campus in Panama!

Not only will students develop projects while exploring Los Angeles, in partnership with Earth Train and Geoversity, students will establish extended projects and relationships with the peoples, cultures, biomes, and more of this amazing country.

Panama is one of the most fascinating places on earth. Geologically, its formation touched off the first ice age by dividing a great ocean in two. Historically and culturally, by opening up a passage between the oceans, native peoples now share the country with people from around the globe. And scientifically, as the crossroads between two oceans and two continents, Panama boasts some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 1

Introduction (Grade 7)

Students are introduced to the rich diversity of Panama, and the countless opportunities for long-term projects.

Gunn Hill: urban rain forest  •  Panama Canal  •  Panama City, old and new  •  BioMuseo  •  Danilo Perez Fundacion  •  Mamoni Valley Preserve

Year 2

Agriculture, Cities, Environment (Grade 9)

Trek through the Mamoni Rain Forest and raft down the Chagres river  •  Lynton Island: exploration, and construction of base camp

Year 3

Economics, Governments (Grade 11)

Work with local officials to investigate economic and government structures and how these can be used to enhance the country

Year 4

Global Leadership (Grade 12)

Study for a prolonged period of time in Panama  •  Complete a long-term project that positively impacts a local and/or global community  •  Lead Year One students in their orientation  •  Lead global groups of students

SEE THE WORLD. BE THE CHANGE.

Apply Today

Leonardo School will open our doors in the Fall of 2017. Limited spaces are available.

Mail your completed application and a check for $75 to: Leonardo School Admissions, 1731 Wellesley Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90405

At least two recommendations from your current school are required.