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Interdisciplinary Studies

The foundation of a Studio SV education is interdisciplinary learning—a robust project-based course combining studies in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) and World (humanities and social sciences). Students complete interdisciplinary projects that integrate coursework in English, history, science, and art & design. Curated texts complement projects and provide frameworks for engaging critically with global topics, local issues and year-long themes.

Problem-Based Math

Studio SV offers a rigorous, problem-based mathematics curriculum modeled on materials developed at Phillips Exeter Academy. Our discussion and problem-based approach to mathematics emphasizes collaboration and communication, encouraging students to take active ownership of their learning. Over time, students come to appreciate both the practical application of mathematical thinking and the beauty of mathematics as a source of reasoning. Students with exceptional talent may apply to our highly selective Institute for Advanced Mathematics.

World Languages

Competency in world languages is a critical skill for future global leaders. In Global Passport, our task-based language curriculum, students accelerate their language acquisition through deep practice in real-world situations. This unparalleled program allows students to choose from a wide range of languages to study, from Spanish to Swahili, from Mandarin to Malay.

Belonging and Wellbeing

Students thrive in environments where they feel safe to be themselves and build deep connections within a caring community. Through the deans program, mentorship, and Wellness and Movement (WAM), Studio SV helps students establish a healthy balance in their lives that will sustain them beyond their academics. Working closely with faculty and acting as a point of contact for parents, deans ensure that students are fully supported and appropriately challenged at school.

Experiential Learning

Our experiential learning program is designed to push students beyond their comfort zones, allowing them to experience the world from new perspectives while investigating a particular topic—from climate change to social justice, biodiversity to oral history. By making authentic and personal connections to their communities and other cultures, students expand not only their worldviews, but also their own definitions of themselves.

Experiential learning happens year-round at Studio SV. Each week, students travel offsite to collaborate with local community partners or participate in on-campus workshops. In Co.Lab (Community Lab), students work in teams to understand and solve pressing problems in the greater Silicon Valley community.

College Counseling

In 10th grade, students are assigned a new dean with expertise in college counseling. This ensures that students benefit from the guidance of someone who knows them well and fully appreciates their talents, accomplishments, goals, and aspirations. Deans provide personalized counseling on course selection, standardized testing, researching colleges and universities, and all other aspects of the college application and selection process.

Since its launch in 2016, Avenues Online has served more than 700 students in more than 40 countries, and graduates can be found excelling at an impressive array of outstanding colleges and universities, including Brown, Cornell, Stanford, and University of Chicago.