During middle school, the HOS faculty aims to explore students' opinions and their preoccupations, which we include in our approach to the national curriculum and its requirements on skill development within the different subjects.
The teaching process in its entirety is geared towards encouraging students to be creative, towards understanding the dynamics of the surrounding world and towards adapting to it.
Perseverance is an important goal in our work. For this reason, we guide students on a path of commitment to the learning process, discovery and exploration of areas of interest in order to promote a performance that is sure to further motivate students in their path toward becoming life-long learners.
We believe that each child has their own untapped potential, talent and energy. Revealing all of these resources is the mission we set to accomplish.
We constantly go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the curriculum, in order to best cater to students’ needs, interests, and potential, expanding the fields of knowledge, and thus supporting the exploration of the natural, artistic, literary, scientific and technological world.
Students are encouraged to express their views in a variety of forms (debates, individual or team projects, graphic design, role-playing, etc.) which are valued as significant contributions to personal learning experiences.
The HOS staff regard the learning process as a gradual, non-linear, affective phenomenon, as students progress at different paces. With this understanding, the HOS methodology is being continuously adapted so as to best fit the needs of each individual student, constantly training our staff in both national and international workshops.
Optional courses such as Astronomy, Cambridge English Exam preparation, Creative Writing, ICT, French, Spanish, Mathematics (olympiad), Romanian and German Literature Circles, Debate, Piano, etc. impact curriculum-based learning, contributing to the formation of transversal skills.