Our mission corresponds to the profile of the graduate of our schools. That is a person who is: Creative and thinking criticallyTolerant – open to the world and other peopleResponsible for oneself and others Creative and thinking critically – The main goal of teaching at Paderewski schools is to cultivate thinking skills that results from a deep understanding of the world and the ability to use the acquired knowledge. Effective teaching means for us not only and not primarily high scores on external examinations, but the competences of our graduates, which manifest in the ability to plan and solve problems independently, organize one’s own learning, create solutions and think critically. We pay special attention to the highest level of cognitive skills of students, i.e. analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Recognizing the highest effectiveness of teaching through action, we shape the didactic process so that every student has as many opportunities as possible to perform various tasks to develop their skills. We also teach cooperation and the ability to share knowledge and use the knowledge of others. We transfer the emphasis from teaching to learning, and from the teacher’s perspective to the student’s optics. We set clear educational goals for the students to truly understand the world. We take responsibility for planning and conducting classes with students at school in a way that allows to make the most of their time spent in school activities. We assess students on a regular basis in such a way that the assessment serves the student’s development by giving them reliable feedback about strengths and areas to work on.
Tolerant – open to the world and other people – We are a school authorized in programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organization and carry out its mission in particular by striving to understand other cultures and intercultural understanding. We share the belief that the best way to ensure the world peace is to get to know and accept people raised in different cultures while maintaining and deepening and promoting European cultural identity. We teach our students respect for differences (especially cultural, national and racial) and tolerance for all minorities. In practice, we implement the international character of the school through participation in international projects, international exchanges, cooperation with foreign schools, especially European schools, and implementation of, while teaching various subjects, content related to problems of modern world, and involvement on a local scale in solving global problems.
Responsible for oneself and others – Most important values in our educational work derive from the European traditions of the democratic state system, Christian personalism and the Enlightenment ideas of freedom, equality and social solidarity and human rights. That is why we educate people responsible for their own surroundings, starting from the peer group and the school, through local community to responsibility for state community and all humanity. We prepare young people for conscious participation in life of a democratic society, educating them in the contemporary understanding of democracy – liberal, constitutional and pluralistic.
We also teach cooperation and sensitivity to the needs of others, especially weaker ones, recognizing that the greatest value of the individual manifests itself in activities for the benefit of others and the transcending of the world of one’s needs and sharing with each other. At the same time, we prepare students for bold decisions and responsibility for them, teaching them how to act in conditions of freedom. We recognize that only freedom is the basis of real responsibility.