Lower School
Learning Approaches

Design Thinking

We believe designers change the world.  At the earliest ages, we begin to cultivate the skills of a design thinker in each child. We teach children to observe and question their world, build empathy muscles, experiment with prototypes and iterate. At Mount Vernon, we infuse design thinking-- human-centered problem solving--throughout a student’s experience. With an emphasis on collaboration, creativity, and empathy, students engage in the D.E.E.P. process--Discover, Emphasize, Experiment, Produce--a methodology aligned with Stanford University’s Institute of Design. While Mount Vernon has practiced design thinking for many years, numerous companies, known for their innovative vision, are embracing this approach in the workplace. Companies like Apple, GE, IBM and Kaiser Permanente are just to a name a few.  For more information, please visit: http://dschool.stanford.edu/

Visible Thinking

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