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;
- a robust global studies or experiential education program;
- an IB Diploma Programme;
- a Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) curriculum component;
- journalism or media classes, clubs or programs;
- a strong commitment to co-curriculars or extra-curriculars;
- an openness to innovative educational methods;
- an interest in developing any of the above.
The academic partners enrolled in News Decoder’s program are members of the non-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.
Our academic partners
News Decoder currently has 22 academic partners spread across 17 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.
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.
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 an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12 in Madaba-Manja, Jordan, named in honor of King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Kepler is a Rwanda-based university with campuses in Kigali and Kiziba Refugee Camp. In partnership with Southern New Hampshire University, Kepler enables hundreds of talented students from vulnerable communities — including low-income households, refugees and students with disabilities — to obtain American-accredited bachelor degrees in Communications, Healthcare Management and Management by taking online courses through SNHU while receiving on-campus support from Kepler.
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.
The Realgymnasium Rämibühl is Zurich’s oldest “Gymnasium” — a publicly funded, academically selective high school or “grammar school”. Its students graduate with the Swiss “Matura”, which entitles them to study any subject at any Swiss university. The Realgymnasium offers an all-round education with special emphasis on modern and ancient languages, and is also an IB World School.
SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema, Ghana is a selective preparatory college offering an IB curriculum for students from Ghana and SOS Children’s Villages from all over Africa. Founded in 1990, the School’s philosophy embraces internationalism in its widest sense, a commitment to uplift Africa and active service to the community.
The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school situated on a pastoral 110-acre campus in Greenville, Delaware, near Wilmington. Tatnall is composed of four academic divisions that enroll students from PK3 through Grade 12. Founded in 1930 by Frances Dorr Swift Tatnall, The Tatnall School’s motto Omnia in Caritate (All Things Done in Love) encapsulates the school’s atmosphere and passion for learning.
Transylvania College in Cluj, Romania delivers a progressive 21st century education by focusing on four main strands: Academics, Leadership, Wellbeing and Global Awareness. Its educational philosophy is that students learn best when they feel part of the process, take responsibility for their development and feel that they matter as an individuals. Transylvania College is a member of Round Square and COBIS and has been awarded British School Overseas status.
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.