MAP St. Louis understands the ideal conditions under which adolescents learn and grow, and our curricular continuum is designed accordingly, to provide students maximal preparation for adulthood, with emphasis on both individualization and social connection.
Adolescence is a time of expanded growth and engagement, as well as intense physical and emotional changes. Each day presents a tension between pressure and potential. The MAP learning environment embraces this stage of development as an opportunity, and true learning flourishes – naturally. The outcome is engaged teens who see life as an inspiring human experience, well-prepared to explore the pathways that adulthood has in store for them.
Education should therefore include the two forms of work, manual and intellectual, for the same person, and thus make it understood by practical experience that these two kinds complete each other and are equally essential to a civilized existence.