Curley’s philosophy of 21st century active learning recognizes that instruction must be student-centered, for the days of lecturing are past.
Education today is collaborative, with students learning to work together on projects, in finding answers, in seeking workable solutions. Active learning is employed by notable universities across the country. Curley continues with the traditional goal of wanting its students to find success and happiness, but also to be prepared to be lifelong learners, true contributors to the common good of society. As a 1-1 iPad school the Curley student has the world’s knowledge in his hands, and with others learns how to effectively access knowledge and use it responsibly.
Moreover, a Curley education is in the Franciscan tradition, a tradition that began in the universities of 13th century Europe. The goals of a Franciscan education are three-fold: to convey information, as a basis of all learning; to offer formation, for the best-lived life of each individual; and to encourage transformation, the spiritual growth of a person in relation to his God.