Our Philosophy

Harvest Collegiate High School engages students in the natural process of experience, questioning, and the pursuit of precision–how people really learn. We believe in cultivating students’ power to produce and reflect, rather than simply consume, as the fundamental way of being in the world.

All our academic work–the regular labs, readings, discussions, debates, essays, role plays and presentations–are designed to stimulate the 7 Habits of Mind and Heart. We believe these habits promote critical thinking and active responsibility.

7 HABITS OF THE MIND AND HEART

  • Habit of Perspective: How does this look differently from someone else’s shoes?
  • Habit of Evidence: How do I know what I know?
  • Habit of Connection: What does this connect and apply to?
  • Habit of Voice: Do I strive to understand others and to share my understanding?
  • Habit of Curiosity: Do I continually seek the “why” and “how”?
  • Habit of Responsibility: Did I take responsibility for others and myself?
  • Habit of Creative Contribution: Did I add something beautiful, original, worthwhile?

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Habit of Evidence: How do I know what I know?
Habit of Connection: What does this connect and apply to?
Habit of Perspective: How does this look differently from someone else’s shoes?
Habit of Voice: Do I strive to understand others and to share my understanding?
Habit of Curiosity: Do I continually seek the “why” and “how”?
Habit of Responsibility: Did I take responsibility for others and myself?
Habit of Creative Contribution: Did I add something beautiful, original, worthwhile?

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