WHAT MATTERS IS THE JOURNEY
Education is a life-long ‘journey’ in which the outcome is unknown. It is a ‘journey’ during which what matters is not only the destination to be reached, goal to be achieved, but the process itself. This ‘journey’ is a dynamic and continuous effort for development, transformation and reculturing initiated by internal factors or external forces. As such, this ‘journey’ is our continuous struggle to be ‘human’, i.e. continuously climbing higher, responsibly evolving, hence learning with ethos, pathos and logos.
Come to discover what this ‘journey’ looks like at LYBS, so that we can evolve together!
Lifelong Learners Create the Future
“Geography is my favorite subject. It is full of mysteries of natural scenery and climate change.”David • YEAR 9
Inquiry is all about experiencing the ‘journey’ of life by learning about and from, engaging with, and adapting to be at ease and open to others, going deeper in terms of understanding difference and recognizing connections and commonalities, beginning with awareness of prejudice and bias, and moving towards an openness to connection, communication and conversation. Come to learn how to navigate yourselves through the ‘journey’ of life with inquiry as your guide at LYBS, so that we can share with each other!
Acquiring knowledge through the inquiry maze is an intellectual, intrapersonal and interpersonal ‘journey’ that involves understanding information, being open to differences and adaptable to change, as well as interacting and communicating with others. Therefore, it involves having a ‘global mindset’ which transcends from learning a fixed curriculum in a classroom to a lifelong growth model, a teaching model to a learning model, a fixed time, space, and access to a teacher to ubiquitous learning, using technology for teaching to using technology for learning and learning content to learning skills, hence developing global competence. Come to explore knowledge at LYBS within and beyond any constraints because only the sky is the limit!
OUR MISSION & VISION
LYBS' mission is to provide a holistic, bilingual education supporting cultural diversity, beliefs and values and as such develop the whole child for them to become successful global citizens and lifelong learners for a better future. Our vision is to nurture inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Our founder’s life aspiration was to educate students with inquiring minds and natural intelligence, whatever their background. To this end, experienced staff assist in every stage of the admissions process, from initial inquiry through to enrolment. Come to meet with our team at LYBS to find out how we integrate our vision and values in our everyday practice!
We spend time getting to know each prospective family during the admissions process. It is a unique system, focused on potential, not merely prior attainment. It is based substantially on interaction and ensures that by the time a student starts, they will often have had a number of years to get to know us.
Each year we welcome a limited number of students into our High School Divisions (National & English), a choice which is becoming increasingly popular. Students join to study our pre-university curricula and at the same time take advantage of extra-curricular activities.
BALANCED HOLISTIC EDUCATION
At LYBS student health, safety and well-being are never behind the scenes but at the forefront of the experience we offer. The school operates as a fully integrated community, where staff in the residences and teachers are all on-hand to support the students throughout their school day, and their school career. Providing a sense of community and an appreciation of individual perspectives is not only our aim, but also one of our proudest achievements. Come to experience the balanced and holistic education we offer at LYBS, so that we can grow together!