Chatsworth Hills IB Values – Open-Minded
An appreciation of students’ own cultures as well as the cultures and histories of their classmates is important at Chatsworth Hills Academy as we work to showcase one of the ten attributes of the International Baccalaureate World School program – open-mindedness. With a diverse student body in both our Early Years and our Middle Years Programs, our students embrace and learn from alternative points of view.
“IB students have a deep understanding of various cultures and views, bringing an appreciation of new views to both their academic study and their involvement in local and wider communities. Their international mindedness complements the missions of the best tertiary institutions.” ~ IB Learner Profile
CHA students are encouraged to keep their minds open to the possibilities of new opportunities, knowledge, adventure, and relationships as a springboard to greater fulfillment and happiness.
How Does Chatsworth Develop Open-Minded Students?
You may not think that it’s possible to teach students how to be open-minded. However, at CHA our staff and students embrace the concept through a variety of ways. Here are a few of them:
The ability to put ourselves in other people’s shoes to see things from their point of view is a dominant theme throughout our academic curriculum and our character-building classroom culture. Our teachers lead by example, modeling empathy in the classroom by demonstrating how to be positive and care about other people’s feelings. We teach students point of view and examine a variety of perspectives through literature at even the youngest ages. We also implicitly teach listening skills. Active listening is important in establishing empathetic skills.
Challenging The Mind
The Chatsworth Hills Academy faculty are expert teaching professionals and implement a variety of strategies that will challenge each student individually. By providing students with new situations that they are unfamiliar with, we push students a bit out of their comfort zone and allow them to open up to different opinions, ideas and use these situations as learning experiences. We encourage students to experiment and experience to find out for themselves how things work and how they feel about them.
Developing Questioning Skills
When your students is a member of the CHA family, he or she will be encouraged every day to ask questions and learn more about topics that interest them. CHA emphasizes thinking over memorization. By thinking and asking questions with an open mind, students are able to gain a better understanding of the world around them.
Developing relationships with other students and staff allows CHA students to discover new opportunities, try new things, and establish a unique set of interests that they might not otherwise be exposed to. We encourage friendships, teamwork and relationship-building with daily activities. We interact with one another based on the agreements of our Tribes Community, meaning each individual is respected and accepted as an important member of our community.
Chatsworth Hills Academy Raising Open-Minded Students
Find the premier private school in the Los Angeles area – Chatsworth Hills Academy. Where you’ll find happy, open-minded students and staff ready to explore the diverse world. We’re proud to offer the only International Baccalaureate program through 8th grade in the San Fernando Valley. As an IB World School, we utilize a research-based, dynamic program influenced by schools from around the world to create lifelong learners. Want to learn more? Call us at (818) 998-4037 for a tour or complete request a tour online. We look forward to showing you our 16-acre campus and our staff and students that make it come alive every day!
Want to learn more about the The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile? Click on the links below for more information. The profile aims to develop learners who are: