Alex: Collaboration, Adaptability and Creativity

Alex joins Discover Montessori School in the third grade. The next academic year 2024-25, he will be in the 8th grade of the Discover High School programme – IB MYP. His educational journey is a compelling collaboration, adaptability, and achievement story. His standout moment comes when he and his classmates undertake an ambitious project: building an outdoor sink in the schoolyard. This initiative is not just for decoration; it stands as a testament to teamwork, perseverance, and the practical application of the knowledge and skills developed.

The Sink Project: A Testament to Teamwork

The project began as a vision to enhance the communal space of the school, turning it into a haven of creativity and relaxation. Alex and his classmates embarked on this journey enthusiastically, each contributing their unique skills and learning from one another. “Everyone contributed a little or a lot, and we got through it together,” Alex recalls. The process involved designing, planning, and the physical task of building the sink—a nice and high-quality addition to the schoolyard. This project showcased the MYP’s focus on experiential learning, where students apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations.

Rapid Adaptation and Progression

Alex’s personal growth throughout Discover Montessori School was marked by his ability to adapt quickly and excel. “I adapt very quickly and move up,” he states, reflecting on his journey. This adaptability was not confined to academic pursuits alone but extended to his ability to collaborate effectively with peers, overcome challenges, and enthusiastically embrace new learning opportunities.

A Foundation for Future Endeavours

Today, Alex looks back at the sink project and his time in the program as pivotal to his development. The skills he honed—collaboration, adaptability, and hands-on problem-solving—have served him well beyond the school gates. Alex’s story is a shining example of how Discover Montessori School students are prepared academically and equipped with the skills needed to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

Inspiring Current and Future MYP Students

Alex’s journey is a source of inspiration for current and future students. It underscores the importance of embracing MYP’s personal and academic growth opportunities. Through projects like the outdoor sink, students learn the value of teamwork, resilience, and creative thinking—skills essential for success in any endeavour they pursue.

Alex’s success story is a testament to the IB MYP and Montessori transformative power, demonstrating how it prepares students to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world.