The Uniqueness of Heritage International School Curriculum
Heritage International School in Chişinău is the first international school established in the Republic of Moldova and registered with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova. Heritage International School is founded on the belief that all children have the right to a relevant, inclusive and holistic education, which will help to awaken each child’s critical thinking, emotional intelligence and self-expression, preparing such a child to make meaningful contributions to the world. The school provides learning opportunities for children in the primary, gymnasium and lyceum ages. Some of the prominent features of the curriculum of Heritage International School are:
Curriculum of the Republic of Moldova
Heritage International School has adopted and provides the acquisition of all skills and competencies offered by the national curriculum. This path, is presented in an innovative way though parallel, and, at times, mixed learning groups in English and Romanian/Russian language.
Cambridge International Pathway
Heritage is the country’s only school to have obtained the status of “Cambridge school”. Heritage International School is officially recognized by Cambridge Assessment International Education as a Cambridge School. The centre number is MD004.
Interdisciplinary approach through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and STEM
The syllabus of Heritage International School, approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova is a unique blend incorporating three distinct curriculums: national curriculum, International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum. Combining science, technology, engineering and mathematics through STEM-based activities adds to creating content cohesion for lasting skills acquisition.
Curriculum mapping builds an integrated, flexible sequence for learning, by infusing key targets in the three curricula through identifying and teaching the common and unique competences.
Community and global awareness is at the core of the vision on education by the founders of Heritage International School. Both IPC and Cambridge International curriculum frameworks are child-centred and are built on clearly defined learning goals, which reinforce the cognitive, personal and social development of each learner. The selection of learning topics and all-school practices promote the culture of global mindedness.
Through its curriculum Heritage International School offers an unsurpassed exposure to bilingual education. In fact, multilingualism is deeply embedded in the selection of curriculum pathways which vary – English, Russian, Romanian with additional foreign language such as French and German.
While engaging in rigorous content and skill acquisition, the learners are encouraged to build and improve in their character trait and work skills. The curriculum promotes the training of personal values such as cooperation, thoughtfulness, resilience, responsibility, adaptability, staying engaged, being reflective and several other character attributes which enable the learners to become successful in their academics and career pursuits.
The curriculum of Heritage International School is balanced and places equal importance on the academic, physical, moral and aesthetic development of the learners through a carefully tailored provision of academic and extra-curricular activities including sport and the arts.
As a result of the prime quality of the curriculum offered in Heritage International School, the learners acquire a competitive diploma in BAC (National pathway) and Cambridge International (International General Certificate in Secondary Education – IGCSE or A Level) which will allow the learners to gain admission into world-class tertiary institutions.
Learning in Heritage, as a life-long process of self-improvement
As a result of the innovative curriculum of Heritage International School, the pupils become life-long learners, who, having been equipped with 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communicative and team skills, digital competences, creativity and morality, continue in the process of self-improvement and service to their community.
The concept of the modern school is widely discussed nowadays. School and learning are more likely associated with hard work, tests and high academic expectations. Although our number one priority is maximising examination success, school is not just about academic study. A holistic approach to education focuses on the whole person. Every person’s intelligence and abilities are far more complex than his or her scores in standardized tests.
All extra activities for school students are a means to enhance social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self-discipline and self-confidence. Participation in extracurricular activities helps pupils develop important skills and interests, so we encourage them to get involved in as many as possible.
Summer holidays are a joy for students who will have three months of break. For parents, however, it is a great challenge to occupy their children's time in a relaxed but useful way. Heritage International School invites children and teenagers to discover together the best combination of play, socializing and learning. Fun and cognitive activities are structured in two-week sessions with a varied program. The program includes multidisciplinary workshops designed to contribute to a harmonious development of children, to improve their group socialization skills and, of course, to ensure their physical and psychological detente.
Today’s children are the ones who tomorrow will make a significant contribution to the development of the world we live in. It is one of the theses on the basis of which was founded Heritage International School – the only educational institution in the Republic of Moldova that implements a social responsibility strategy. Being aware of environmental issues and their negative impact on sustainable development, Heritage has embraced the concept of "eco-friendly" since its founding, having as its primary objective to educate in its learners strong convictions about the need to protect and save the natural resources of the planet.
On the last day of the school year, learners, parents and teachers of the Heritage International School "visited" and "tasted" the culture of 10 countries from different continents. On May 31, 2018, the International Day, organized by the entire Heritage community, took place at the school.
The participants (Primary and Gymnasyum students supported by teachers and parents) hqd formed 10 groups and each of them had the "homework assignment" to represent one of the countries: Brazil, Chile, Egypt, USA, Mexico, Italy, Great Britain, Kenya, Japan or Australia.
Do you want your child to consciously approach the money issue, to manage their pocket money correctly, to understand why parents sometimes say "no" when it comes to buying a new gadget? Or do you dream of raising a future Rockefeller? The Heritage International School invites young people aged 11-14 to join the “MoneyKey Camp” Financial Summer School, which will help them find their success formula and develop their skills for a meaningful and responsible interaction with money.
How to spend this summer? In style! Heritage International School invites young people aged 12 to 16 to attend the Summer School “Become a Fashion Player”! The courses are for all girls and boys interested in the fashion industry or dream to follow in the steps of Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.
What kind of school do you want for your child: one with a strict discipline and learning which restrict the young person’s curiosity about the world or one in which students have the freedom to choose and express themselves, developing their skills? Why not choose an international school which combines the best of both models – practicing rigorous study and effective learning, encouraging creativity and personality development, applying innovative international curriculums?
Parents and children in Moldova have many reasons to choose an international school. Here are nine of them, which we found visiting the Heritage International School.
E-Twinning is a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in Europe or one of the neighbouring countries involved (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Jordan), that allows them to develop and collaborate in projects, communicate,share and be part of the most exciting learning community.
Heritage International School will open for summer activities at the beginning of June.
Kids from any school/country, aged 7-15 years (primary & gymnasium) are invited to join the most fun and educational Summer School in Chisinau!
Students and prospective students have the chance to enroll in the only school in Moldova that offers Cambridge qualifications, recognized worldwide. Heritage International School announces the availability of a limited number of places for the 2018-2019 school year, and informs about the changes in the admission procedure.
At Heritage International School, parents and teachers are part of an entity that engages in community development, protects the environment, volunteers, and is part of innovative educational projects. The institution is committed to act with responsibility in order to develop the Heritage community and have a positive impact on society. For all these activities, a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme has been created – “GO Heritage”. This decision makes Heritage the only educational institution in Moldova to develop such a complex CSR programme.
Hosting an international competition that brings together hundreds of learners, teachers, judges and volunteers from all over the country is a great challenge. It requires a suitable infrastructure, organizational capabilities, logistic abilities, a dedicated international team of teachers as coordinators, as well as the willingness to volunteer precious time and resources. Heritage accepted the great honor of being selected by “World Scholar’s Cup” for the job and considered all the requirements to be an important investment into the future of Moldovan students.
World Scholar's Cup, the prestigious international academic contest, was organized for the first time in Chisinau. 141 students from Moldova celebrated their knowledge by participating in four separate events, during which they showed their intelligence, agility of mind, creativity, and last but not least, they demonstrated that they know the meaning of team spirit. The event was hosted and sponsored by Heritage International School, in partnership with the Volunteer Program for the American Councils of International Education and Debate Academy Moldova. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.
We have the names of Moldovan schools participating in the regional round of the international academic competition World Scholar's Cup!
World Scholar's Cup, hosted and sponsored by Heritage International School, in partnership with the FLEX Program and Debate Academy Moldova, will take place in Chisinau, on March 13th, 2018.
Since its very launch on September 1, 2017, Heritage has been applying the Cambridge curriculum. What changes now that Heritage has obtained the status of “Cambridge School”?
When hearing the word “robot”, we imagine futuristic landscapes with science-fiction technologies. “Robotics” seems an extravagant activity, but it&#039;s more accessible than we think, and now Heritage students can enter this fascinating world, and extremely useful for their future.
Heritage International School has become Moldova’s first school to receive the “Cambridge School” status from Cambridge Assessment International Education, which brings valuable opportunities to the children in Moldova who are interested in an international academic pathway.
Schools from Moldova are invited to apply for participation in the regional round of the international academic competition World Scholar`s Cup, organized and hosted by Heritage International School, in partnership with the FLEX Program and Debate Academy Moldova. The winners of the regional event will participate in the Global Competition, held in Barcelona, Spain.
This week, as promised, extracurricular activities began at Heritage! Learners choose their clubs and occupations from the extensive extracurricular program of the Heritage International School.
It&#039;s official! The Heritage International School, the first international school established in Moldova, was inaugurated today.