USP Parent-Student HandBook
School Year 2021-2022
School Year 2021-2022
Changes in these policy regulations will be available to parents and students following their adoption and will be included in the Parent-Student Handbook of the subsequent school year. This handbook may contain summaries and general overviews.
Responsibility: Policy changes or modifications are within the sole discretion of the School, acting through the Board of Directors. Each member of the school community is responsible for reading and complying with these policies and procedures.
USP is a high-achieving multicultural community offering a trilingual curriculum, academic excellence, and a healthy lifestyle.
At USP we are an evolving community of life-long learners. We cultivate and nurture the lives of our students through critical thinking, innovation and purpose. We strive to provide the best environment for students to develop, learn and grow.
Innovative Approach: Our teaching philosophy is grounded on applying the principles of neuroscience to enhance learning. Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the nervous system.
How does neuroscience influence education?
Education is about enhancing learning, and neuroscience research suggests that our learning outcome relies on interdisciplinary environmental habits. BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) explains that physical movement enhances natural hormonal growth in synapses through D.O.S.E. (also known as Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins). These hormones are essential in brain growth, elasticity, and cognitive development.
Advances in the field of neuroscience have increased our understanding about the mental processes involved in learning. By understanding cognitive development and how the brain grows, we understand what activities are key in how the curriculum should be structured.
The Academic Director and the Administrative Director work hand in hand with the authority delegated by the Board of Directors, to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the school. They are supported by their academic and administrative teams.