Our partnership model

Schools and universities around the world partner with News Decoder, typically through annual, recurring partnerships. Our academic partners leverage News Decoder’s editorial team and exclusive online educational resources to help students develop core global citizenship competencies.

News Decoder partners with schools and universities of diverse means and missions. We are particularly well-placed to partner with:

  • schools that have an international outlook or commitment to global citizenship
  • schools with robust global studies programs or standalone global studies departments
  • schools that run an IB diploma programme
  • schools that have a Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) component to their curriculum
  • schools that offer journalism or media classes, clubs or programs
  • schools with a strong commitment to co-curriculars or extra-curriculars
  • schools open to innovative educational methods
  • schools looking to develop any of the above

The academic partners enrolled in News Decoder’s program are members of the not-for-profit Nouvelles-Découvertes and are eligible to participate in its annual general meeting. As such, they play a critical role in shaping News Decoder’s strategy and future.

You can learn more about the services we provide, how a partnership works and its benefits to students by visiting our school partnerships page or contacting us.

Our academic partners

News Decoder currently has 19 academic partners spread across 12 countries. Their profiles are included below.

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing and connecting future leaders who will address Africa’s greatest challenges and accelerate its growth. ALA is based in Johannesburg and brings together students from 46 African countries. It offers students mentorship and leadership training at ALA and throughout their lives.

Avicenne Private Business School is one of Tunisia’s first private business schools. It is dedicated to fostering high quality education through leadership and innovation that prepares students to be business experts and active contributors to the business community and society. APBS grants bachelor and master degrees in finance, business management, marketing and banking.

Chadwick School is a private K-12 school dedicated to developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead. Chadwick School is located in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, and has a sister school, Chadwick International, in Incheon, South Korea.

The Affiliated High School of Peking University (BDFZ) is a public high school in Beijing, which is affiliated with Peking University. News Decoder partners with BDFZ’s international section, Dalton Academy, which prepares students who aim to study abroad. BDFZ is one of China’s most prestigious high schools and Peking University is ranked as a top Chinese university.

Friends Seminary is the oldest continuously co-educational school in New York City. Its mission is to cultivate practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking and coherent expression. Its program is rooted in Quaker beliefs and aims to prepare students for a life of service to their communities.

Gimnasio Los Caobos is a private preparatory school located in Bogotá, Colombia. The institution has a project-based curriculum. GLC is committed to helping its students build global competencies and empowering them to change their own communities. GLC is consistently ranked as one of the top preparatory schools in Colombia.

Greens Farms Academy is an independent preparatory school in Westport, Connecticut. Its mission is to engage students as partners in an innovative, inclusive, and globally minded community to prepare them for a life of purpose. GFA is one of News Decoder’s founding members and incorporates News Decoder’s services into its World Perspectives Program.

Founded in 1565, Herlufsholm School is Denmark’s oldest boarding school and one of its most prestigious. Its students get to participate in deep traditions and a rich array of extracurricular activities. Herlufsholm offers its internationally-minded high school students the opportunity to complete an IB Diploma Programme.

The Hewitt School is an all-girls school based in Manhattan. Its motto — “By Faith and Courage” — animates its teaching philosophy. Hewitt encourages girls to have faith in themselves, to take risks and to bounce back from failures. Its academic program is built around four pillars: presence, empathy, research and purpose.

Indiana University is a public research university that serves more than 40,000 students in Bloomington, Indiana. The Media School at Indiana University teaches broadcast, journalism, public relations and other forms of communication. Students at the university’s Media School participate in News Decoder’s program.

King’s Academy is a co-educational boarding and day school for middle and high school students. The school is located in Madaba, Jordan, and was founded by HM King Abdullah II of Jordan. Its mission is to develop and empower young leaders to drive change within and beyond their communities. It educates students to be independent, creative and responsible leaders.

La Jolla Country Day School is an independent college-preparatory day school in La Jolla, San Diego, California. La Jolla’s mission is to prepare students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility.

 

Miss Porter’s School is an all-girls school founded in 1843 and located in Farmington, Connecticut. Miss Porter’s mission is to educate young women to be informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. It expects its graduates to shape a changing world.

Pace Academy is a K–12 college preparatory private school located in Atlanta, Georgia. The school was founded by an interfaith group of community leaders in 1958. Their mission is to create prepared, confident citizens of the world who honor the values and legacy of Pace Academy.

School Year Abroad is a high school study abroad program for juniors and seniors in Italy, France, Spain and China. Its campuses are located in Zaragoza, Rennes, Beijing and Viterbo. SYA provides students with an American-style education while ensuring they receive a full cultural immersion by living with a local host family.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, pre-K to grade 12 day school located in Jackson, Mississippi. Its mission is to nurture a diverse community in the Episcopal tradition, fostering spiritual growth, moral responsibility, academic excellence and artistic and athletic pursuits, while preparing for a life of service to our community and the world.

The Thacher School is a co-educational boarding high school perched at the foot of the Topatopa Mountains in Ojai, California, just outside of Los Angeles. Thacher students encounter a combination of demanding academics, character-building challenges and a strong community culture. Thacher has a unique equestrian program and more than 120 horses on campus.

The University of Toronto Dalla Lana Fellowship in Global Journalism is the world’s top journalism fellowship for subject-matter experts. It teaches professionals how to report on their disciplines in mainstream media. News Decoder publishes pieces by its fellows both during and after the fellowship.

Westover School is an independent all-girls boarding and day school in Middlebury, Connecticut. Its mission is to foster citizens of the world who are compassionate, brave, and resilient advocates for themselves and others. It empowers women to take action by discovering their individual voices through exploration, reflection, and global awareness. 

Become an academic partner

We partner with academic institutions around the world. We would love to hear from you if you’re interested in learning more about our program or exploring a potential partnership.