Inquiry-Based Curriculum

At HVA, our approach to curriculum is based on inquiry leading to deep understanding. That is, our curriculum is not a list of decontextualized topics and skills; it is a coherent system of units of study designed around intriguing essential questions and challenging tasks. Students are immersed in reading, writing, academic discourse, and work that requires and inspires them to learn knowledge and skills in the context of meaningful, complex questions. Through this approach to curriculum, students develop the habits of mind necessary for producing the authentic work of the discipline.