At One World International School (OWIS) we believe that a diverse environment builds resilient, empathetic and competent leaders for the future. In today's world, diversity encompasses more than race. It also refers to ability, gender, class and religion.
Studies show that learning in culturally diverse classes equips students with many advantages, including the academic knowledge that leads to career success and the empathy that fosters meaningful interpersonal relationships.
Diversity in Singapore's schools varies widely. Researchers from Teachers College Columbia in New York reported that "diversity makes us smarter". It also makes us more internationally minded. At OWIS, that means being kind, open-minded and tolerant of diverse points of view. It also serves as an educational framework in which students see themselves as part of a global community, and as such, responsible for each other's welfare.