Our academic partnership model

News-Decoder partners with leading, globally-oriented schools to help them teach global citizenship. News-Decoder works with the students at its partner schools to teach journalistic skills and behaviors that foster global citizenship competencies. To learn more about our educational program, click here.

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.

About our academic partners

News-Decoder currently has 17 academic partners spread across 10 countries. Their profiles are included below.

News-Decoder academic partners map
N-D schools 2019-2020
African Leadership Academy

The 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, South Africa, and brings together students from 46 African countries. It offers students mentorship and leadership training during the program and throughout their lives.

Chadwick School

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. Both schools are News-Decoder partners.

Dalton Academy

The Affiliated High School of Peking University (BDFZ) is a public high school in Beijing, China, which is affiliated with Peking University. News-Decoder partners with BDFZ’s international section, Dalton Academy, which prepares high school 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

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

Gimnasio Los Caobos is a private preparatory school located in Bogotá, Colombia. The institution has a project-based curriculum for students from pre-Kindergarten through high school. 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

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.

Herlufsholm School

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.

Hewitt School

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

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.

The ISF Academy

The Independent Schools Foundation (ISF) Academy is a private secondary in Hong Kong. Its students receive a Chinese and English immersion education with a global perspective. ISF Academy strikes a balance between tradition and innovation and East and West. It is an IB World School, offering both middle year and high school students IB programs.

King's Academy

King’s Academy is a co-educational boarding and day school for middle year 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 who will drive change within and beyond their communities and borders. It educates students to be independent, creative and responsible thinkers and leaders.

La Jolla Country Day School

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

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

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

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.

Thacher School

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.

Westover School

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 other. It empowers women to take action by discovering their individual voices through exploration, reflection, and global awareness. News-Decoder works with students involved in the school’s Rasin Center for Global Justice.

Become an academic partner

We partner with secondary schools and universities around the world. Please contact us if your institution is interested in becoming an academic partner.