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Queen Morta school

“In principle, all schools around the world share the same goals, however, the methods used to achieve them vary.

Knowledge is very important. Knowledge is a tool helping us to realize our potential. But if we do not have the potential, knowledge will be of no help. Potential and intrinsic motivation are what the child of the 21st century needs most.

When the children starting school this year graduate, they may choose professions we cannot even imagine today. How can we prepare them for a future we know nothing about? In my opinion, the only possible way to prepare children for the future is to raise free, brave, creative, critically thinking children, who believe the entire world is in their hands. I believe such children will be able to use their acquired knowledge, will not be afraid of change, and will bravely face up to problems and find solutions for them.

This is the goal of Queen Morta school – to educate creative, strong, courageous, sensitive and respectful personalities”.

The Founder of Queen Morta school – dr. Austėja Lansbergienė.


SCHOOL'S PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION

At Queen Morta School we believe in each child’s uniqueness and chances for learning success. We encourage the students to face challenges with openess and determination and take charge of their own learning.

We educate students to become creative, decisive, courageous, caring and respectful people. We believe in the importance of growth mindset and try to instill it in our own staff and students.

At school we work to create an atmosphere where each member of our community aims to make their own contribution to the future of Lithuania and the world.


ORIGINAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Queen Morta school uses an original educational system developed by dr. A. Landsbergienė with a focus on the needs and challenges of the 21st century. The foundations of this system focus on the capacity to learn and create in an unpredictable and constantly evolving world, to raise questions, to critically assess environmental phenomena and form comprehensive and unrestricted views about the world. The education process is implemented on the basis of the General Education Plan of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Lithuania.

The essential characteristic of this educational system, which distinguish it from the educational systems used in Lithuanian schools, is contextual education. The goal of contextual education is to understand and explore in depth the multidimentional context of the child, i.e., the surrounding environment – socio-economic, cultural, biological, educational and any other context – and then to select and adapt the most appropriate education methods taking into account the particularities identified. Implementation may be facilitated by consistent planning of the objectives for each lesson, and of the activities for achieving these objectives based on the educational content and the needs of the students. An education system based on the principles of contextual education seeks to promote children’s curiosity, ensure freedom of self-expression, develop character and lay strong foundations for values. Close collaboration among all participants in the learning  process, namely teachers, parents and children, results in successful implementation of this educational approach.


INTERNATIONAL CAMBRIDGE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

In 2017, Queen Morta school received Cambridge school’s status enabling it to use the International Cambridge education programme Cambridge Primary in primary school and Cambridge Secondary 1 in upper-elementary school. These programmes consist of educational guidance and teaching methods, developed by Cambridge University’s educational scientists and recognized experts in the field, which are in turn applied and adapted by the school to the selected educational system. In addition, Cambridge qualifications acquired upon completing an educational programme are recognized and valued by leading universities and employers around the world as a sign of excellent academic abilities and an education of the highest quality.


IB CANDIDATE SCHOOL

Queen Morta School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

As indicated in its mission statement, the International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners to understand that other people with their differences can also be right.

We look forward to becoming a part of IB World Schools community united by the high quality of teaching, international mindedness and holistic approach to students’ learning as very well represented by the IB Learner Profile. IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

We truly believe that this set of attributes is a great departure point for education at our school. It very well meets our school’s ambition to educate adaptable, independent, confident, ethical and courageous young women and men, who while attending a local Lithuanian school, would become true citizens of the world. We see our students as those who will possess the will, the interest and the necessary skills to remain life-long learners and explorers and as such will be well equipped to tackle the future challenges arising to their own and the international community.

It has been more than half a century that students follow IB programmes in all regions of the world and we will be happy to strengthen the Lithuanian community of IB educators. Just as in other IB schools, at our school IB Diploma Programme students shall study six chosen subjects, explore the Theory of Knowledge (ToK), write an Exteded Essay (EE) on a preferred subject and engage in Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) independently organized activities.

Any school willing to become an IB school goes through a rigorous authorization process and is awarded an IB school status once it meets standards and principles laid down by the IB organization. Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer the Diploma Programme. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.


THE SCHOOL FOCUSES ON THREE PILLARS

  • natural sciences/ knowledge of the world

  • mathematics/information technologies

  • foreign languages

From 2017, three core subjects – mathematics, natural sciences and English as a foreign language – have been taught in accordance with Cambridge educational programmes. Mathematics and natural science programmes are integrated into the General Education Plan of the Ministry of Science and Education, complementing and extending the national programme as well as ensuring a more comprehensive educational appproach and more accurate assessment of achievement. English as a second language is taught in accordance with the Cambridge requirements.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign language learning is very important in Queen Morta school. Contrary to many other educational institutions, students in Queen Morta school learn 3 foreign languages. They start learning English in grade 0 and may select French or Spanish in grade 2, and finally, in grade 5, German or Russian language lessons are added.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please contact the Admissions Coordinator: 

VILNIUS - Lina, telephone +37069984201, or lina.jazgeviciene@kmmokykla.lt

KAUNAS - Erika, telephone +37063347996, or erika.bakanaite@kmmokykla.lt

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