We focus on academic exploration and the joy of learning. We believe it’s important to allow our students to decide for themselves which paths they want to take, so they can discover wider implications on their own with the help of our expert faculty. That’s why questions play a particularly important role in our student-centred education. Our students ask us as much as we ask them. Through their questions, they develop critical thinking skills and learn to express their opinions, both orally and in writing. They also discover that one can learn as much from a question as from an answer: it is not only worth hearing, but also worth listening to what others have to say.
|School grade when applying||8th grade|
|School grade when applying||9th grade|
|School grade when applying||10th grade|
|School grade when applying||11th grade|
Our modules are interactive small group interdisciplinary sessions that cover not just one subject or discipline, but a wide range of fields and topics from nanotechnology to urban sociology, from mathematical economics to philosophy of religion or film. In these sessions, students will be exposed to a great variety of topics, methods, theories and ideas that will help them develop intellectually, deepen their knowledge and provide them with the orientation they need.
Through dialogue-based collaborative group work, the modules introduce students to new disciplines and topics, teaching and developing them to become versatile, critical thinkers through exploration and collective inquiry.
Our students (except in the Freshman year) choose their own modules, so they can set their own curriculum with the support of their mentor. On each module, students study in small groups (6-12 students) for one 50-minute lesson per week for 8 weeks. For a list of modules from previous years, click here (SOON).
Mentoring focuses on the student’s individual development and studies, supporting their intellectual development, helping them choose among fields of interests, motivating them and providing emotional support. Each student in the Core Programme has their own highly qualified mentor, who is well versed in our philosophy and the world of academia or business.
After developing these areas, our graduates are ready to cope with the demands of even the best universities.
Regular meetings are held to discuss topics and questions of interest of the student, as well as to examine and solve tasks related to the student’s interests, as determined by the mentor. Sometimes a meeting may be used to review a difficult text or research project, to practise a presentation or to jointly consider the student’s application to a particular institution or programme. This often requires a lot of preparation on the part of the student (reading, essay writing, problem solving, etc.). However, some mentoring sessions are entirely devoted to discussing a personal problem.
The Milestone Institute’s Student Life combines friends and adventure with education. Student life is a great way to meet new people, belong to a community of like-minded students and have fun. It is also extremely useful for learning new skills and for enhancing personal and academic development. You can find out more about Milestone Institute Student Life here.
|Thursday 6—6:50pm||Module 1|
|Saturday 12—12:50pm||Module 2|
|Saturday 3–4pm||Arts Society|
Thanks to our scholarships, we are able to provide financial support to students who would otherwise find it difficult to participate in Milestone’s educational programmes. In addition, we are able to help families with the school fees through instalment plans. More details can be found here.