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Providing the 21st century skillset in a nature connected, innovative, fun and engaging way of learning. Welcome to the learning centre of the future.
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Happiness for success
Our innovative education model centred in wellbeing and connection fosters the most important 21st century skills.
Personalized and attentive
Connected to Nature
Nurturing Critical Thinking and Self-Confidence
Fun and engaging
Enabling Exploration and Discovery
We help them in every step of this amazing adventure, the discovery of a new world.
At Hypha, we have a whole-child approach to education that supports children’s rights to play, to be in nature, to be nurtured, to pursue their own interests, and to be collaborators of their own learning.
Besides immersing our learners in nature with a robust English Curriculum, we combine practices from Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Forest School and use research-based methods. Some of these methods are:
- Visible Thinking Routines (VTR): Created by Project Zero at Harvard, the routines help children learn how to learn more effectively by visualising their thinking steps.
- Flag Time: Routines that individualise learning and give learners agency, improving their strengths while providing practical reinforcements in areas that need development.
- ELLI (Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory) Skills: Originating from Bristol University, the skills learners develop under this system makes them more adaptable to changes in their environment.
- Hypha Growth Journals: Created by Big Life Journal, Hypha Growth Journals is a unique science-backed journal that helps wire brains for resilience, confidence, gratitude, kindness, and self-love.
Fostering Key 21st Century Skills
Connecting and belonging
Providing the right environment
The right environment for happiness and growth.
Our team of educators have decades of accumulated expertise and experience in International Schools in a wide range of educational models, from traditional to holistic.
Our learning centre is located in 7600 sqm of space at O Moinho mini-farm in Colares, Sintra. Outdoors we have an outdoor gym, chicken coop, vegetable gardens, Fantasy Area amongst other spaces. Indoors, we have a Creativity and Tinkering Studio, a library, and a Sensory and Zen Space, besides our regular classrooms. We use wooden toys and sustainability practices in our learning routines.