Why Shiminly

“21st-century students must learn how to approach problems from many perspectives, cultivate and exploit creativity, engage in complex communication, and leverage critical thinking. With a future of work that is constantly evolving, these non-automatable “human” skills are foundational, and will only increase in value as automation becomes more mainstream.”

Farnam Jahanian for the World Economic Forum, “How higher education can adapt to the future of work”
Online Learning for Kids

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is guided by recommended best practices for bridging the gap between traditional education and the worldly skills required for the rapidly changing 21st century. We implement philosophy and methodology from experts at the World Economic Forum, UNESCO, and Harvard University to form our future-minded curriculum. We believe in evidence-based approaches to teaching and nurturing young minds that have proven life-changing results.

Traditional academic skills and knowledge are a key part of any education, but our world demands more. That’s why our curriculum teaches valuable life skills, called Shiminly Skills. These skillsets, which include qualities such as empathy and responsibility, are a vital component of all Shiminly lessons and establish a practical foundation for successful global citizenship.

Learning at Shiminly is a collaborative process, wherein we allow students to have some control over their learning experience. Giving students some choice in their learning experience makes it personally relevant, and giving students the opportunity to practice their new skills in real-world situations makes it more so. This process leads to increased understanding and recall, and our teaching methods motivate them to use and refine these skills.

Every Shiminly lesson is aligned with official educational standards, including Common Core, NGSS, and CPALMS. The highly recommended methods we use in our authentic, exploratory curricula are designed to meet the demands of the future.  Our special learning plans were developed by a team of international educators with more than 50 years of collective experience designing instructional materials for all ages.

Virtual teaching is entirely different from video learning. Instead of passively watching a teacher, Shiminly students are constantly engaged. Our teaching is dynamic and facilitates interaction among the participant. Each child receives constant feedback, necessary corrections, and direct, personalized instruction that addresses their specific needs. Shiminly’s teaching guides students to also build their human skills, an important part of their holistic development.

Our talented educators create an enriching and motivating environment where students are challenged to take learning risks, yet feel safe enough to explore and experiment with new skills and information. Shiminly teaching staff have the experience and training to close the gap between 21st-century students and traditional teaching methods. In addition to undergoing specialized Shiminly training, our instructors have both classroom and online teaching experience, and have worked in international schools all over the world. Our delivery methods and warm, positive instructors can meet any academic, social, or emotional needs that students might have.

Our Values

Online Learning for Kids
  • Lifelong Learning
    Pursue new knowledge, talents, and challenges throughout a person’s entire life journey.
  • Empathy
    Exemplify stewardship of the earth, oneself, and others through acts of compassion, respect, and understanding.
  • Authenticity
    Stay true to yourself and celebrate the truths of others.
  • Responsibility and Respect
    Understand the vital role one plays as a member of the human community, and promote supportive and thoughtful behavior.
  • Nourishment of Body and Mind
    Safeguard mental, physical, emotional, and social health at every level.

Are you a Parent or Student?

Discover how you can become Shiminly, or a citizen of the world, and build your portfolio of life skills.

Are you an Educator?

Prepare your school students for the unique challenges of their generation with the skills and confidence to navigate their future.

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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Privacy Policy

Effective from 25th May, 2018

This Privacy Policy sets out how we use and protect information that you may provide when you use this website.  Your privacy is protected and important to us. If you provide identifiable personal information it will only be used to help us fulfil your project requirements.

Shiminly is the company who collects any personal data submitted through Shiminly.

We may update this policy periodically, please check this page to ensure that you are in agreement with any changes.

What we collect

Personal information, basically any data that can be used to identify or contact you is collected so we can service your requirements.  This could include your name, business name, address details, email, telephone numbers, or information pertaining to your exhibition stand requirements. You may also at times be asked to leave a message about your enquiry or project brief. Websites also collect your IP address through the use of Cookies (find out more about cookies below).

If you opted-in to our mailing list, you may receive occasional emails on important updates or service information. You have the right to opt-out or and have any personal details removed at any time, please email.

What We Do With The Information We Collect

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We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your express permission, or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you relevant information about services we offer, or information you need as part of the services we offer.

Data Security

In our continued commitment to ensuring that your information is secure and to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

  • Data is stored on a secure cloud-based server or on a secure, password protected computer with limited user access.
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  • Shiminly will NEVER pass on your personal data to third parties without first getting your explicit consent.
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