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Global Competency

Students gather around a world map to discuss global competency.

I am preparing lives that will go out from the classroom, reach out to the community, and stand out in the world. - ESD Manifesto

Global Competency at ESD

Specific definitions for global competency vary considerably in their scope and emphases; however, they generally share a set of common themes. As with most 21st century skills or outcomes, global competency begins with a (1) foundation of knowledge and awareness, coupled with (2) appropriate skills, that develops into (3) understanding and appreciation, and leads to (4) a disposition to act on significant global issues.

Global issues, geography, language, culture, and history are interwoven throughout classes at all grade levels at ESD. We believe in exploring and embracing the cultures of countries around the globe in order to encourage our students to become citizens of the world. ESD enjoys a deep and meaningful partnership with our sister school, Joseph and Mary Primary School, in Tanzania. Programs like Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder provide eye-opening experiences to further enhance students’ global competency.

Stand Out in the World

See how we reach beyond the classroom to local, national, and global communities. Learn how ESD students stand out in the world.