ÜSKÜDAR AMERICAN ACADEMY MISSION

Üsküdar American Academy is committed to providing a safe, happy, sustainable, multilingual learning environment to which students feel attached and loyal. Ever mindful of each student’s unique qualities and goals, the school helps and encourages them to discover and achieve their own artistic, sporting, and academic potential, and express themselves freely and appropriately.

 

ÜSKÜDAR AMERICAN ACADEMY OBJECTIVES

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS WHO

  • Use more than one language in addition to their mother tongue

  • Use all types of media appropriately to understand, explain and comment

  • Use a variety of spoken and written styles according to context  

 

BALANCED INDIVIDUALS WHO

  • Develop habits that promote physically, socially, and mentally healthy peaceful lifestyles

  • Explore and pursue their talents, ambitions, and interests with passion and  determinatio

  • Know their rights and responsibilities and behave accordingly

  • Approach life in an ethical, productive, creative, and forward-thinking manner

 

COLLABORATIVE CONTRIBUTORS WHO

  • Co-operate effectively and constructively, contributing and participating positively as leaders or team members

  • Understand group dynamics and consciously use appropriate methods and approaches to help attain the group’s goals

  • Develop negotiation and conciliation skills

  • Listen attentively and have empathy for others

 

HOLISTIC THINKERS WHO

  • Have a broad intellectual approach and use logical, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Use objective research methods to collect, evaluate and analyse data

  • Think across disciplines

  • Develop effective real-world problem-solving skills

 

GLOBAL CITIZENS WHO

 

  • Understand, value, and preserve their nation’s cultural heritage as well as Atatürk’s principles and reforms and their global significance
  • Appreciate the diversity and interconnectedness of world cultures, religions, languages, and peoples
  • Value and defend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Evaluate current events within their global and historical contexts
  • Exercise social responsibility to protect the environment and make their country and the world more sustainable  
  • Endeavour to improve their country and the world