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
Click here for a weblink to the complete PRINCIPLES OF INDEPENDENT CURRICULUM
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    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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    Schools have questions. This is the number one lesson the Independent Curriculum Group has learned over the years. But we also know that schools have answers, and that expertise on issues ranging from curriculum to pedagogy to schedule to teacher
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