Who we are

“A reskilling imperative… Proficiency in new technologies is only one part of the 2022 skills equation, however, as ‘human’ skills such as creativity, originality and initiative, critical thinking, persuasion and negotiation will likewise retain or increase their value, as will attention to detail, resilience, flexibility and complex problem-solving. Emotional intelligence, leadership and social influence as well as service orientation also see an outsized increase in demand relative to their current prominence.”

“The Future of Jobs Report 2018,” from World Economic Forum

About Us

Shiminly specializes in holistic cross-disciplinary programs for K-12 schools and private students. We emphasize the whole person in the context of their learning, bridging self-knowledge with education to empower our students for success. Our dynamic courses nurture young people and inspire them to rise to the challenges of the future.

In this age of readily available information, the static lecture-style classroom is a relic. Today’s learners must be challenged to self-motivate and operate independently, while still receiving the support and guidance they need to thoroughly explore a discipline. Shiminly is the solution.

Our program centers on the belief that learning about oneself is as important as learning about the world. A Shiminly education not only gives students world-class academic skills, but also the self-knowledge and confidence to thrive in any setting, from international education to their professional careers.

Life Skills for Students

Shiminly by the Numbers

Our curriculum is guided by recommended best practices from global organizations dedicated to improving education. We implemented philosophy and methodology from experts at the World Economic Forum, UNESCO, and Harvard University, among others, to form our future-minded curriculum. All of our lessons fall under our seven competencies, which encompass the skills mastery necessary to become a global citizen. We believe in evidence-based approaches to teaching and nurturing young minds that have been proven to have life-changing results.
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Core Skills
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competencies that encompass the skills mastery required to become a world citizen
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flexible and innovative lessons
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future-focused topics
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unique cross-disciplinary learning targets
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More than 50,000 minutes of educational content.

Introduce your students to the world—one hour at a time.

The 7 Competencies

Creative Exploration

Spanning the written, visual, and performing arts, Creative Exploration classes seek to inspire and instill appreciation for the arts in all students.

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Expedition Humanity

To truly be a global citizen, one must understand others. Expedition Humanity explores our past, our present, and what they mean for the future of our species.

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Sustainability and the Environment

Climate change and its environmental impact will challenge Shiminly students throughout their lives. In addition to the historical, social, and scientific factors related to the environment, student will learn tips and tricks for developing an eco-friendly lifestyle—for now and in the future.

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Self-Intelligence

In order to know the world, students need to start by knowing themselves. Our Self-Intelligence unit helps guide learners to develop a high degree of self-understanding and a good level of confidence.

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21st-Century Toolkit

The 21st-century Toolkit is Shiminly’s guide to living one’s best 21st-century life! From applying for jobs to making a weekly meal plan, these lessons help students develop the basic skills and know-how necessary for them to live a successful, independent life—no matter where in the world they might find themselves.

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Science and Technology

Addressing STEM topics and computer skills like coding, these lessons are designed to familiarize students with scientific methodology and tech-based enterprise. More than that, though, our Science and Technology lessons show kids the wonder and joy of science!

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Language and Literacy

Self-expression is a huge part of the growing-up process, and we seek to ensure Shiminly students can fully express themselves. While reinforcing fundamental literacy skills, Shiminly students have the chance to use their creativity, learn more about the world, and bring their ideas to life!

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Shiminly’s Mission

A child’s education influences their entire life. Studies have shown that educational quality directly correlates to success as an adult, and can even affect their professional earning outcomes (“Schools of the Future,” 6).  Every day, it’s becoming more apparent that the 20th-century model of education does not adequately prepare students with the skills they will need in the future. To effectively teach the next generation, we must bridge the gap between the training and pedagogy of the last century, and the demands and challenges of the next.

Life Skills Education for Children

The educational model most current teachers were trained for is passive and relatively static, with inadequate focus spent on developing non-academic skills, and equating memorization with learning. However, the information most children need is a mere few finger-taps away, and it makes little sense to memorize what can easily be researched.

According to educational policy expert Tony Wagner, while a “rigorous education” used to mean committing greater amounts of increasingly sophisticated knowledge to memory, a rigorous education today means creating new knowledge and applying what you already know to new challenges (Wagner 2-5).

Children today will eventually hold jobs that do not yet exist—but the skills they will need to succeed in these roles are already here. It’s clear that digital literacy will be incredibly valuable as the workforce shifts towards distributed teams. Tomorrow’s workers need to be culturally aware and adaptable, as well as collaborative (“Schools of the Future,” 8). Some of the “human skills” identified as most constructive for the future of work are creativity, negotiation, leadership, and complex problem-solving abilities. (“Future of Jobs,” ix).

Shiminly bridges the gap between traditional academics and 21st-century students by not just highlighting these socio-emotional skills but integrating them into academic content. Shiminly teaches through personal interaction and experimentation, placing students in an active learning environment that stimulates engagement and motivation. Shiminly doesn’t just deliver information—we actively teach students how to find answers for themselves.  Learners will seamlessly blend their social and emotional learning journey with their academic path.

Graduates from our program will start their careers with an advantage that will benefit them for their whole lives. Future skills for future generations—forever Shiminly.

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June/July Schedule

All Class times stated are IST.

Week: Monday, 20 June - Friday, 1 July

GRADES CLASS TIME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mon 20 June Tue 21 June Wed 22 June Thu 23 June Fri 24 June Mon 27 June Tue 28 June Wed 29 June Thu 30 June Fri 1 Jul
1 and 2 4:00 - 5:00pm Bees? Bees! Emotional Intelligence Email Pollution The 5 Senses Project Day: Helping the Earth What's for Breakfast? Paper Cranes 3D and 2D Project Day: Helping the Earth
3 and 4 4:00 - 5:00pm The Color Wheel Climate Change Good Game Spending Wisely Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Project Day: The Solar System The Sun is a Superstar Racism Camouflage and the Environment Project Day: The Solar System
5 and 6 6:00 - 7:00pm Introduction to Climate Change Study Skills: Time Management Dance Trends Saying Sorry Chez Bestaurant Project Day: Let's Go Climbing Digital Citizenship 101 Managing Emotions Tereshkova & Women in Space Project Day: Let's Go Climbing
7 and 8 6:00 - 7:00pm Architecture: Famous Bridges Stress & Sports Introduction to ethics English Around the World Motivation Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration Experiment Design: Introduction Animal Rights Writing for Enjoyment Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration
9 and 10 5:00 - 6:00pm Greco-Buddhist Art Academic Stress and Time Management The Chernobyl Disaster Using Other People's Ideas Depression Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil The Classic Mediterranean AI Ethics: Dilemmas Elements of Fiction Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil
11 and 12 5:00 - 6:00pm What is Art? 1st Year of University: Reaching Out Nutrition in the Past Teamwork Strategies Applying to Jobs Project Day: Ecotourism Happy New Year What Do We Owe To Each Other? Pilobolus Dance Company Project Day: Ecotourism

Week: Monday, 4th July - Friday, 15 July

GRADES CLASS TIME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mon 4 July Tue 5 July Wed 6 July Thu 7 July Fri 8 Jul Mon 11 July Tue 12 July Wed 13 July Thu 14 July Fri 15 July
1 and 2 4:00 - 5:00pm Constellations and Mythology People and Feelings Do it Yourself! Fruits and Veggies Chores Project Day: Making Constellations Helping Hearts The Art of Recycling Shaping our World Project Day: Making Constellations
3 and 4 4:00 - 5:00pm Intro to Reading Strategies Picture Composition Rules Wind Power The Orchestra Project Day: Chinese Zodiac Online Interactions Make It, Fake It, Recreate It Food Labels Project Day: Chinese Zodiac
5 and 6 6:00 - 7:00pm Prisoner's Hat Riddle Climate Change and Animals Demoralization Mind Your Concentration! Mayan Calendar Project Day: A Picture is Worth a Million Words What's on TV? Drones Being a Responsible Friend and Student Project Day: A Picture is Worth a Million Words
7 and 8 6:00 - 7:00pm The Hero's Journey Troubleshooting Counting Systems Understanding Depression Giving Advice & Making Suggestions Project Day: Environmentalism: The History of Climate Change Climate Change & the Role of the Government Young Scientists Fiction: Folk Tales Project Day: Environmentalism: The History of Climate Change
9 and 10 5:00 - 6:00pm Coffee Being Happy Out-of-this-World Inventions Crowded Cities Project Day: Flash Fiction 1 The Polite Pest Using Scientific Articles Dealing with Conflict Project Day: Flash Fiction 1
11 and 12 5:00 - 6:00pm Senior Year Around the World How to Choose a University Introduction to Sociology Art as Activism Managing Money Project Day: Unconventional Artistic Media The Legend of the Jiujitsu Suffragettes Ancient Art: Cave Paintings Keep it Professional Project Day: Unconventional Artistic Media

Week: Monday, 18th July - Friday, 29 July

GRADES CLASS TIME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mon 18 July Tue 19 July Wed 20 July Thu 21 July Fri 22 July Mon 25 July Tue 26 July Wed 27 July Thu 28 July Fri 29 July
1 and 2 4:00 - 5:00pm Bees? Bees! Emotional Intelligence Email Pollution The 5 Senses Project Day: Helping the Earth What's for Breakfast? Paper Cranes 3D and 2D Project Day: Helping the Earth
3 and 4 4:00 - 5:00pm The Color Wheel Climate Change Good Game Spending Wisely Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Project Day: The Solar System The Sun is a Superstar Racism Camouflage and the Environment Project Day: The Solar System
5 and 6 6:00 - 7:00pm Introduction to Climate Change Study Skills: Time Management Dance Trends Saying Sorry Chez Bestaurant Project Day: Let's Go Climbing Digital Citizenship 101 Managing Emotions Tereshkova & Women in Space Project Day: Let's Go Climbing
7 and 8 6:00 - 7:00pm Architecture: Famous Bridges Stress & Sports Introduction to ethics English Around the World Motivation Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration Experiment Design: Introduction Animal Rights Writing for Enjoyment Project Day: Visual Storytelling: Illustration
9 and 10 5:00 - 6:00pm Greco-Buddhist Art Academic Stress and Time Management The Chernobyl Disaster Using Other People's Ideas Depression Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil The Classic Mediterranean AI Ethics: Dilemmas Elements of Fiction Project Day: Dwindling Resources: Sand and Soil
11 and 12 5:00 - 6:00pm What is Art? 1st Year of University: Reaching Out Nutrition in the Past Teamwork Strategies Applying to Jobs Project Day: Ecotourism Happy New Year What Do We Owe To Each Other? Pilobolus Dance Company Project Day: Ecotourism

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