At Woodland Star International School Kenya, we promise that we will listen to your child and his or her unique gifts, vulnerabilities, and passions. While we will challenge our students to grow according to their individual needs, we will never pressure them to conform to a particular mold or label. We will empower children, teaching them to understand themselves more deeply and to uncover aspects of their own identity. We will strive to be a place where children learn how to value and express themselves.
We are a school of inclusion. While we encourage expression, we have clear boundaries between expression that reflects potential and expression that is hurtful to others. We encourage the truth, even that which is difficult to hear. We don’t ignore hurt, shame, or conflict; we support resolution to difficult truths because we know that the only way to overcome a challenge is to actively accept it, face it, and engage with it. Some of the brightest victories come from acknowledging vulnerability and overcoming it. Woodland Star is a school that doesn’t give up on anyone, that embraces failure and challenge, and doesn’t let children get trapped in perceptions of not being “good enough.”
We promise to equally celebrate each and every child. We know that all children are different, and that diversity is part of the brilliance of our community. We will give equal opportunity for every child to excel, and support the initiatives that each child takes towards growth. We will cultivate an environment of positivity, of harmony, and of excellence.