The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is excited to announce a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. GOA imagines a future where all students acquire and practice modern learning skills to be global citizens, a philosophy that aligns perfectly with the W+H mission and core values.
By becoming a member school, Wardlaw+Hartridge will expand the course offerings and learning experiences available to its students and provide them with the opportunity to explore a passion or topic of interest with other students from around the world. W+H is kicking off a pilot program this week and offering semester courses to students in grades 9-11. Middle School students will have the opportunity to take shorter flex courses.
“In our mission, we state that we prepare students for a world of global interconnection, and this partnership will support that mission,” said Andrew Webster, Head of School. “We are excited to pilot a new program that has potential to broaden and deepen our curriculum offerings in Upper School, and to some degree in Middle School.”
There are more than 130 independent schools from over 25 countries across the globe, ranging across six continents, who partner with GOA. W+H is one of only three independent schools in the state of New Jersey to have this distinction. Jennifer Rose, the new Head of Middle School at W+H, will serve as the Site Director for the program.
“I am excited and honored for our new partnership with Global Online Academy,” Ms. Rose said. “Our partnership with GOA speaks directly to our school's mission: to prepare students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. I am looking forward to this collaboration.”
To learn more about GOA, visit https://globalonlineacademy.org/student-program/about.