From a purely academic point of view, schools have a significant responsibility ensuring the quality of education and that certain standards are upheld and learning outcomes are met.
However, on a much deeper level, schools provide so much more than just delivering and quality assuring an education. Schools are centres of community, places of connection and shared meaning. Schools are a second home and a place of belonging. Schools provide a platform and avenue for individuals to develop and hone not just curriculum knowledge, but the soft skills of emotional intelligence, perseverance, collaboration, and teamwork. One can have an education without going to school, but by going to a great school like NAIS Manila one gets an education and so much more.
If the last year has taught us anything, it is the value of human connection, of being a member of a community and of being surrounded by people who care about us. NAIS Manila’s emphasis on community, on interaction between students and teachers, and on supporting wellbeing, has made this last year such a success. It has been our focus on providing not just an education, but continuing our school experience, that has set us apart.