Alternate | Progressive | Democratic
Edopia works on an authority-sharing model. The Head of School shares her authority with teachers and students alike. Jaweria sets the parameters of rights and responsibilities for all members. Within these parameters, we respect the voice and choice of everyone. The voice of all members is heard in democratic assemblies, where each member, irrespective of age, has one vote.
We believe that learning cannot be standardized. We personalize our learning at Edopia. Other than the core subjects, all classes are optional. Children devise their own timetable based on their aptitude, needs, and desires. We value them for who they are. There is no pressure to conform as long as individuals are engaged in learning and are respecting all people and opportunities in the community.
Edopia is a center of learning for all ages. The administrators support all teachers in their endeavors. The teachers mentor all students. Teachers hold small group and one-on-one sessions with the children alongside formal classes. Formative feedback guides academic goal-setting and progress. Teachers help children to reflect on their choices & make informed decisions through periodic meetings.
Learn about Edopia
Inside Edopia: Meet The School Using Alternative Teaching Methods To Prepare Students For Success.
This is the first edition of the Inside Edopia series, focusing on an alternative learning school located in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Edopia school in Islamabad, Pakistan was founded on July 5, 2014, and takes a unique approach to education and could provide a framework for solving the issues facing public education in the United States and numerous other countries around the world.
A Day At Edopia
I think Edopia is the best school because it is fun and exciting. It is the kind
of school that I thought would never exist. I wish I could stay here forever.
-Siebel Sohail Ahmed, Grade 3
Edopia is a place of imagination, a world away from the real one.
- Haris Naveed, Middle Years English Teacher
He is four and he\\'s reading big words like "standard", "essential" and
"full-cream"! Today, I\\'m the happiest parent you\\'ll come across!
- Hira Shahab Kazi, M/O Zaeem Kublai
My girls are at Grade 5 and Grade 9 level, so I have exposure to two very
different stages of education. Couldn’t have taken a better decision
for both of them.
- Huma Karim, M/O Anaya and Zeest Karim
I am so glad we took this decision. I was extremely happy to see that
Ibrahim had written ‘I love school’ at the end of his mathematics exam.
- Laila Vardag M/O Ibrahim Vardag
It let’s me be. It is my safe haven.
- Samreen Kazmi, Middle Years Coordinator
Thank you Edopia for the camping trip. It was a brilliant effort. I made
new friends because of you guys.
- Kiran Nadeem, M/O Shehryar Khan
I would like to have my artwork display somewhere soon
- Iman Haider, Grade 9
Wow! Now this is a sort of thing we had exposure to ONLY at a business
school. And to think these kids are presenting business ideas and are
confident enough to go through a Q/A session by external judges is
absolutely amazing. Well done, Edopia!
- Durriya Ahmed, M/O Summayah Ahmad
I am happy to see that Mir Azfal is in an institute that cares about him
as much as his parents do. Our country needs more educators like you.
- Nida Tareen, M/O Mir Azfal
I want my project to be an app for a small scale business I have in mind.
- Mahnoor Sethi, Grade 9
- Malghakara Kalim, Arts Coordinator Middle Years