Holistic education is based on the principle that students find their identity and purpose in life by connecting to the larger community, to nature, and by subscribing to humanitarian values. The purpose of holistic education is not only to prepare students for academic success, but to enable them to learn the challenges of living as a whole that is learning about themselves, about healthy relationships, about social responsibility and compassion. At Nahar International School, we aspire to give equal attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of each pupil. We desire that our students should not only develop cognitively, integrating knowledge in ways that reflect their learning, but they also grow interpersonally, by considering themselves as part of a larger community. And they need to do so holistically, i.e., they simultaneously develop their thinking, sense of self, and relationships with others.
“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”
– Dalai Lama