What Makes School Lane Different?

We believe that schools should contribute to a better and more peaceful world by educating young people to value high achievement, lifelong and active learning, diversity and equity, collaborative problem solving, and international mindedness. 

Internationally minded people recognize the common humanity of all peoples and their shared guardianship of the planet. 

In keeping with our philosophy, classroom conversations consider the international context of an event, issue or problem being studied, as well as the social and cultural aspects. 

We live our values as we teach students to develop a caring attitude toward other people, an open mind about other cultures, and respect for opinions that differ from their own.

Our teaching method ensures that students will learn how to learn. Instruction is based on inquiry: asking the questions that will help you get to a solution, doing the research to find answers, and thinking critically about the information you gather.

The inquiry method encourages the natural curiosity in children. They become invested in their own learning when they can identify what makes them curious about the subject being studied, work to satisfy their curiosity, and share their discoveries with classmates.

In our classrooms, learning is collaborative. You rarely see teachers stand in front of the class delivering information. Instead, teachers actively guide students as they learn independently and cooperatively throughout the class.

Every person involved in the education of a student at our school is expected to act as a partner with the others, including teachers, staff, parents and the student. 

The partnership approach leads to strong personal relationships between students and teachers and between family members and school personnel. Strong relationships foster a feeling of shared responsibility for the student’s success, making it more likely that problems will be flagged early and support provided quickly.

As students develop, they are expected to rely less on adults and take on more responsibility for their own education.


We teach students as individuals who have strengths and weaknesses. Each student may have a different learning path, which might include different books or in-class resources. We challenge each student to work toward achievable goals.