Curriculum Inspirations

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain

Almost everyone agrees that quality education is about possibilities. It is about success in real life, discovering the child’s innate talents, excitement in learning new things, being a good human being and a contributing citizen. And almost everyone talks about it. However, not enough is being done about it. For most children, schooling is about being leashed not unleashed; about being constrained not unfettered; about fearing failure not pursuing success; about rote learning, not deep understanding; about routine and boredom, not excitement and fun; about isolation from community and not engagement with it. HXLS has chosen the path of educating children as opposed to just schooling them.

Our innovation has been to bring together age-old tenets of Eastern philosophy with Western principles of progressive education from some of the best-regarded educators from around the world to frame pedagogies and methodologies that have a successful track record within mainstream education.

Thinkers and educators who’ve inspired us

J. Krishnamurti

Freedom, awareness of the inner and outer worlds


Sense of order, thoughtfully prepared environment

Rudolf Steiner

Waldorf system — imagination in learning, colour therapy, meaningful real work

Reggio Emilia

Natural phenomena, documentation

Sri Aurobindo and Mother

Inner being, consciousness, love for nature

Dr. Willard R. Daggett

Relationship, Relevance and Rigor framework

John Dewey and
David Kolb

Experiential learning theory

Kurt Hahn

Expeditionary Learning and Outward Bound

National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Australian Sports Commission