The Essential Qualities overlap with the new survival skills that great minds like Dr. Tony Wagner now identify as critical for 21st Century success. Having valued and fostered these skills in our community for some time, we've discovered both the challenges and rewards of becoming learners of this kind. Ultimately, we believe that cultivating the EQ's molds us to be competent contributors and caretakers in the world. It's a developmental process that faculty, students and parents undergo together. One thing we know, though:
Throughout the world JIS learners do contribute as Responsible World Citizens who are Effective Communicators, Collaborative Workers, Problem Solvers, Creative Individuals, and Self-Directed, Positive and Adaptable Learners.