“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.”


R. W. Emerson (American philosopher)

 

What takes mankind beyond the world that he perceives with his senses is, undoubtedly, his sense of wonder. As well as hard work and discipline, it was the sense of wonder that enabled people to travel outside earth’s atmosphere into space, to understand the structure of cells or to divide matter into atoms. Everything we know about ourselves and the universe we owe to this.

 

This is also what we try to do at Üsküdar American Academy: keep our students’ imagination alive and awaken their curiosity. In the words of one philosopher, “What is now proved was once only imagined.” Perhaps, through the scientific methods and techniques that they learn, the things that our children imagine today, they will prove tomorrow.