These habits are built from one moment to the next. They are built when you greet a friend in the hall with respect. They are built when you take a responsible risk and try a new club or team. They are built when you ask a probing question over dinner. They are built slowly, carefully, and continuously.
Habits of Mind™ is a trademarked concept that articulates much of the curricular focus at KCS. These habits are designed to foster and develop 16 different intelligent behaviours that have been identified as top priorities among leading educators around the world.
But a healthy life of significance requires more than just thinking. So KCS went further and added Habits of Body and Habits of Action. These habits help our students develop healthy lifestyles, positive self-esteem, and strong social skills.
A habit is something you do again and again until it becomes automatic. So we make sure everyone at KCS – from the Head of School right down to the littlest PK student – practises our Habits of Mind, Body and Action.
Every day. Again and again. Until they don’t even have to think about it. And it just becomes a part of who they are.