The Learning Tree students demonstrate a strong academic foundation in the following areas:

  • Thinking and communicating mathematically and scientifically
  • Knowledge and inquiry processes that allow informed decision-making for the public good as citizens of an interdependent world
  • Coherent oral and written expression in both English, Urdu, French and German including listening, and speaking
  • Responsible, safe, and effective use of technology for education and personal satisfaction
  • Literacy in the areas of print and electronic media
  • Organizational skills, study habits and effective time management
  • Analytical and critical reading of a wide range of texts


The Learning Tree students are able to utilize the following thinking skills:

  • Specific elements of critical thinking such as discerning purpose, asking questions, challenging assumptions, and recognizing implications and point of view,
  • Problem solving which includes defining a problem, considering solutions, and making right decisions, both independently and as team member,
  • Innovative thinking that allows creative ideas to become reality,
  • Curiosity as demonstrated by a desire to explore, generate questions, and seek answers,
  • Self-awareness as shown through reflection and understanding about own learning styles, behavior, personality, and perspectives


The Learning Tree students are able to actively and meaningfully contribute in various communities by:

  • Working both independently and collaboratively
  • Actively building community locally, nationally and globally
  • Courageously showing empathy and compassion to others
  • Demonstrating respect for people of different backgrounds, including ethnicity, learning differences, country of origin, race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, or beliefs
  • Respecting and caring for our planet through active stewardship


The Learning Tree students exhibit the following personal qualities

  • Integrity through adherence to moral and ethical principles
  • Accountability by accepting responsibility for his or her own actions
  • Leadership as shown through self-discipline, communication and organizational skills, and initiative
  • Adaptability as shown through adjustment to new environments, challenges, and conditions
  • Commitment to wellness as shown through making good choices that enhance emotional and physical health