• (919) 682-5903
  • 311 Dowd Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Academics

Determined to Soar

Global Scholars Academy's innovative and rigorous curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population. At GSA, students engage in reading and writing across the curriculum, while teachers frequently collaborate to create cross-curricular projects throughout the school day. Technology is integrated as an educational tool for students and teachers to use in a variety of learning environments. The arts are studied as a unique discipline and are also often used to help enhance interactive academic experiences. Our curriculum is developed at each grade level using the latest research in child and adolescent development, from cognitive studies to investigations into the accepted best practices in pedagogy.

One great advantage of being a K-8 program is having the ability to map curriculum across grade levels in order to make the transition between grades as seamless as possible and to ensure that students acquire the skills to continue growing academically and emotionally. Teachers at the lower and middle school levels have dedicated time for meeting regularly to reflect on instructional strategies so that we may continually meet the needs of our evolving student population.

A variety of enrichment activities extend and bring to life the day’s learning, including STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education programs, chess club, LEGO robotics, financial literacy, and drama. The programs expose students to mentors and teachers from the community and provide experiences to reinforce learning.

The school’s strong programs in academics, the arts, and enrichment courses give students the opportunity to develop their talents while preparing for a life long journey of education.