About

Space Coast International School is a non-profit private secular school designed for the 21st century.

Using an inquiry-based curriculum driven by project-based and maker-centered learning, SCIS provides an interdisciplinary program with a strong emphasis in entrepreneurship and innovative learning. Our aim is to bring back the joy in teaching and learning such that our students and staff never want to a miss a day of school!

Founders

Combined, the founders of the school have 46 years of education experience in teaching and leading with master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Reading Education. Each has spent 15 years teaching in International schools abroad.

International schools allow curriculum to be influenced by the most relevant research in learning. We chose to be an international school so that we can derive our program from the best research in the world and have the freedom to model our program after 21st century learning practices preparing our learners to thrive in a changing world.

We aspire to develop global mindedness as a lense through which our students explore the world. Our intention is to attract international and local students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures bringing about a rich, diverse environment for learning.

Mary Bigwood

Founder

Kathy Garzon

Co-founder

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Our Mission

Within a nurturing environment and through exceptional teaching, Space Coast International School will inspire students to:

  • Achieve their highest academic and personal potential,
  • Become passionate, reflective, inquisitive learners,
  • Become caring, responsible global citizens, and
  • Lead healthy, active, balanced lives.

Our Vision

We inspire joyful rigorous learning while igniting curiosity and developing passions. 

How We Learn

Learners will construct understanding by developing and applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They will develop and show understanding when:

  • Applying learning to new situations,
  • Inquiring to extend learning,
  • Creating solutions,
  • Communicating learning effectively to others,
  • Making connections across learning, and
  • Reflecting critically on their learning.

Our Core Values

Space Coast International School embraces the core values expecting them to live and breathe throughout our community. It is expected that all community members live and model the core values in every way at all times. Living the values is the perfect way to implicitly and explicitly teach our students to live by our core values; a necessary ingredient to nurture our school’s culture.  

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Caring
  • Empathy
  • Diversity
  • Perseverance
  • Open-mindedness

Learning Attributes

SCIS believes successful learners are...

  • Resilient
  • Reflective
  • Flexible
  • Ethical
  • Explorers
  • Thinkers
  • Collaborators
  • Innovators
  • Leaders
  • Risk Takers

21st Century Learning Environments

Our vision for teaching and learning includes flexible learning spaces that are inclusive, embracing and welcoming.

The learning community environment consists of adaptable learning spaces that can be configured for the needs of all learners.

 

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