From day one, students are treated as young leaders poised to make a positive, transformative impact in a world without borders.
Intellectual capacity, knowledge and technical skills are not enough to succeed in work and life
— we also need emotional intelligence.
Mindfulness, the basis for emotional intelligence, has been shown to:
Centner Academy has integrated the best components from world-class educational models, using Project-Based Learning guided by best-in-class faculty.
Integrated Strategies Improve Learning:
Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual. In addition to speaking another language and accessing other cultural worlds, being bilingual or multilingual also improves cognitive abilities.
Centner Academy starts children on the road to being fully prepared for life in a world with fewer cultural and economic borders through daily immersion in Mandarin and English, the world’s two most widely spoken languages. This emphasis on multilingualism is at the core of our unique combination of progressive academics and cultural inclusion.
Bilingual people are shown to have better:
A happy child’s brain is able and ready to learn more easily and quickly!
When we feel happy and calm, we learn better. A calm, nurturing environment that promotes happiness is essential for learning.
Centner Academy students learn:
Dr. Tal Ben Shahar’s Happiness curriculum has been shown to “increase well-being, reduce anxiety, depression, and it also improves grades.”
Coaching, Lifelong Learning and Giving Back
Coaching + Training
Coaching and training for parents, teachers and students spans a wide variety of topics including Personal Development, Conscious Parenting, Nutrition, Recreational Therapy, Limiting Belief Breakthrough Workshops, Yoga, Meditation and more.
Culture + Community
Centner Academy seeks to bring joy to kids who need it most through our “All in for Smiles” campaign by David and Leila Centner Family Foundation.
Centner Academy’s new educational model draws on the best learning concepts from leading educational models with an emphasis on highly personalized, project-based learning.
Studies show that the traditional models of teaching, with an emphasis on worksheets and rote memorization, are no longer sufficient. Our children need to get curious, think for themselves, problem solve and innovate. Project-based learning supports children in all of these areas by allowing them to identify, describe and research a problem and then to iterate and develop their own solution.