Engaged Students

Research says that engaged students learn best, and the ICG believes that the most engaging curriculum is built around the values and aspirations of schools, who best know how to meet the needs and interests of their own students. The ICG believes that schools are first and foremost for students.

Motivated Teachers

Responsive, student-centered school cultures allow teachers to be coaches and entrepreneurs rather than custodians and to design courses and assessments that make the best use of resources in the school community and the wider world. Teaching in our time is above all a learning profession.

Purposeful Schools

Twenty-first century education is a dynamic process. As globalization and information technology transform the world, schools must be equipped with the ideas and the expertise to prepare students to meet the challenges they will face—challenges not just of skills and knowledge but of character and purpose.

Connected Educators

In our time no educator should be working alone, and the ICG believes that teachers who connect through shared professional conversations and learning experiences will be leaders in the evolution not only of their own areas of practice but of the culture of learning in all schools, for all students.

All Students, All Schools

The ICG supports the development of rich, authentic, and student-focused learning experiences for students of all ages, in all kinds of schools, around the world. Independent curriculum begins with an understanding of the needs of each child and the aims and values of each school.

The ICG Paradigm: Connect * Learn * Evolve
The Independent Curriculum Group is a learning community of engaged academic leaders and schools working to promote the transformation of teaching and learning. Collaborating through our Partner Program and our events, resources, and services, individuals and institutions build capacity in the development of effective curriculum based on their unique missions and the special resources, needs, talents, and passions of their own communities of educators and learners.
We offer our PRINCIPLES OF INDEPENDENT CURRICULUM to guide and inspire schools and educators in their quest to build the future of education:
I.  RESPONSIVE TO THE INTERESTS, CAPACITIES, AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE STUDENTS BEING TAUGHT
II.  CONGRUENT WITH THE MISSION AND VALUES OF THE SCHOOL
III. MULTIPLE MODES OF ASSESSMENT
IV.  BUILT ON THE STRENGTHS OF THE FACULTY AND SCHOOL
V.  HIGH INTELLECTUAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS
VI.  INCLUSIVE AND JUST
VII.  EXPLORATION AND CREATIVITY
VIII.  WELLNESS AND BALANCE
IX.  LEARNING FOR THE SAKE OF LEARNING
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Latest News

  • THE ICG PODCAST IS LIVE!
    We are pleased to announce that INDEPENDENT CURRICULUM: The Podcast is now available in the iTunes Store and on the internet at Podomatic. The first four episodes feature two-part conversations with John Gulla, executive director of the E. E. Ford
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  • THE ICG MONTHLY OPEN CONFERENCE CALL: What’s on your mind?
    The goal of the Independent Curriculum Group is to help educators and schools connected with one another and to foster discussion on hot topics in education. Beginning on Wednesday, October 19, executive director Peter Gow will be holding the first
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  • INDEPENDENT CURRICULUM IS A MOVEMENT, NOT JUST A COMMUNITY
    By the end of this week just about all of our 144 (and counting) Independent Curriculum Group schools around the world will have embarked on their 2016–17 school year. As a consortium that counts the numbers of its engaged schools
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  • ICG SPONSOR ASSOCIATE PROGRAM UNDER WAY
    The Independent Curriculum Group is pleased to welcome its first Sponsor Associates, Cheney & Company and Connor Associates. The new Sponsor Associate program is open to businesses, individuals, and other entities operating for profit but which have as a primary
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  • THE ICG WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
    ICG Board Chair Elise London of St. Mark’s School (MA) announced today that the Independent Curriculum Group is welcome three new members to its Board of Directors. Elise writes: “Please join me in welcoming Liz Davis, Assistant Head of School
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Coming Events

  • THE INDEPENDENT ADVANCED CURRICULUM WEBINAR SERIES
    Throughout the 2016-17 academic year we will be presenting the Independent Advanced Curriculum Webinar Series, webinars presented by the creators and teachers of notable high-level secondary courses and signature programs at schools that have fully embraced the idea of school-created,
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  • Registration is open! ALR PACIFIC 17 at Asilomar, April 19-21, 2017!
    The ICG is excited to announce Academic Leaders Retreat Pacific 17 at the fabulous Asilomar Conference Grounds on California’s Monterey Peninsula. You’ll want to save the dates and register early for this event, April 19-21, 2017. As always, this Academic
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