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UPDATED 2021 22 School Partners Map

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.

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 21 academic partners spread across 16 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 European School, Brussels II is one of thirteen European Schools in the European Union, and one of four in Brussels. Like all European Schools, the ESBII offers a multilingual and multicultural education at nursery, primary and secondary levels. Aimed primarily for children of staff of the European Institutions, the school follows a specific curriculum and offers the European Baccalaureate diploma.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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