When Art meets Science at Concordian International School
Along with a very strong English-Chinese Immersion Program fully authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the disciplines of Science, Art and Technology are a focal point at Concordian International School, which will soon be the proud owner of a purpose-built state-of-the-art Science, Art and Technology Center.
The learning philosophy at Concordian is based on the belief that mathematics and science are crucial subjects in the development of important skills that students will be able to use throughout their lives. Even though each youngster may not become a scientist or a mathematician, the ability to analyze facts, to find evidence systematically, to reason, and to question things around them will help them to view the world with an objective eye and cope with everyday problems in a systematic and logical way.
However, the school is also quick to acknowledge that artistic disciplines are vital to stimulating the creativity and imaginations of young learners. They promote flexibility and gentleness, which are important characteristics when growing minds are faced with problems. Art also allows children to express their compassion towards others around them.
Through a combined focus on science, art and technology, the school is working to equip its young charges with the essential tools to help them thrive in an increasingly competitive world, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the new Science, Art & Technology Center (SATC) due to open at Concordian in January 2013. The SATC has been designed to include art galleries, art studios, specialized libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, high-tech computer centers, a radio recording studio, and a multi-purpose conference hall and auditorium. As a dedicated center for specialized learning, it sets a benchmark in Thailand and will allow students to follow their individual interests and pursue their potential to the fullest.