M I S S I O N - V I S I O N
Meridian lays the foundation for embodied learning amid our rapidly changing world. We empower students to become lifelong learners who can transform their unique gifts and potentials into creating a meaningful impact on their local community and the global arena. Through our cohesive learning environment, which currently takes the form of The Flipped Classroom, we aim to raise children who go beyond asking, What’s in it for me? Children are more inspired to ask, What’s in it for my family, community, and the world?
C U R R I C U L U M
In 2020, Meridian launched The Flipped Classroom (TFC)—its first-ever home-based learning program
designed to respond to education’s evolving landscape. A harmonious combination of online classes and hands-on learning,
TFC follows an enriched and enhanced standardized curriculum implemented by trained and experienced teachers who design, produce,
and choose the best learning activities and materials that cover academic and practical content.
Early Grades (EG) and Grade School (GS)
TFC for EG and GS ensures students’ holistic development by honing their cognitive, socio- emotional, physical, and self-help skills.
- EG (Nursery to Grade 2) – aims to help students find joy and purpose in their learning.
- GS (Grades 3 to 6) – aims to help students become teachable and develop ownership of learning as they engage in different learning experiences.
High School (HS) and Senior High School (SHS)
TFC for HS and SHS is crafted to equip students in using knowledge and skills to think critically, solve problems, and create solutions in preparation for the university and beyond.
- HS (Grades 7 to 10) – aims to help students discover their gifts and potentials and direct them toward a clear purpose of career choice based on strong awareness and understanding of various industries.
- SHS (Grades 11 and 12) – aims to empower students into becoming future social, business, and technological innovators by providing them with opportunities to develop essential skills needed to thrive in a competitive world.
At the heart of The Flipped Classroom
are Meridian's four vision pillars
“It refers to the disposition and capacity to understand
and act on (national) and global issues of importance.”
— Fernando Reimers
Meridian drives students to cultivate their Filipino identity in both local and global contexts
by building awareness and literacy in society, culture, and tradition. We engender trilingual learners by incorporating the English, Filipino, and Mandarin languages into our curriculum.
Our students’ journey from becoming national to global thinkers can be represented through our carefully conceptualized section names. Section names for lower grades center on Filipino concepts and symbols (e.g. fruits, animals, places, musical instruments). Examples of these are Mamag (Tarsier), Durian, Kulintang (ancient musical instrument), and Torogan (a traditional house built by the Maranao people). Section names for higher grades focus on Filipino, Asian, and global heroes, leaders, and pioneers whom the students may look up to as their role model (e.g. Jose Rizal, King Sejong, Maryam Mirzakhani, Nelson Mandela, etc.)
To nurture the students’ national identity, Meridian holds learning camps within Luzon and Visayas where students get to learn and develop newfound understanding and appreciation for their country’s culture and heritage.
The Virtual Visayas Learning Camp (March 2021)
In March 2021, the Grade 8 students had a virtual version of the Visayas Learning Camp.
They toured the Mactan Liberty Shrine and Heritage Cebu Monument
to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Mactan.
They also had online discussions with Visayas- based entrepreneurs.
International Walkabouts and Twinning Programs
To prepare students to become global thinkers, Meridian provides opportunities for students
to take part in international exchange programs where they can gain a fresh perspective
on other cultures and ways of life and, at the same time, showcase the national identity
that they were able to build in their home country.
The Meridian-Crest Twinning Program
The 7-year twinning program continues to thrive despite today’s limitations of traveling abroad. In October 2020, the Meridian and Crest students, teachers, and school leaders met virtually for a time of sharing stories of hope and joy.
Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
Meridian aims to foster a love of learning by taking a fun, memorable,
and transformative approach to education and giving students
a practical and engaging experience.
C O M M U N I T Y /
E N V I R O N M E N T
Meridian fosters a vibrant, inclusive, and principled learning environment
that embraces individuality and diversity among students.
“Knowledge is only as good as its application.”
Meridian empowers teachers to take the extra mile of knowing and understanding every student,
thus equipping them to excel in all areas of learning. A child’s performance and capabilities
are authentically measured from a holistic perspective. Students discover
their unique skills and talents and later on use these to contribute within and beyond
their immediate community.
“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African Proverb
Meridian establishes solid and collaborative partnerships with parents, teachers, and vision partners
to create a nurturing and supportive community for the children. This partnership is represented
by Meridian’s Meeting Garden, which was built and handcrafted from the ground up
by our very own Meridian parents, students, teachers, and staff in 2018.
Our Meridian parents gain genuine support not only from our teaching staff
but also from other key departments in Meridian:
Always ready to listen, our approachable and tenderhearted Guidance Counselor strives
to help parents and students understand and nurture their psychological, socio-emotional,
and personal growth and development. The Guidance Office strengthens the connection between the school
and the home by curating events and partnership sessions that will equip students, parents, and the whole learning community
to face and deal with the situations and realities of today’s youth.
Always ready to extend a helping hand, Meridian’s Clinic Team consists of friendly and nurturing health professionals
who are willing to go out of their way to provide, ensure, and support our students’ health and wellness needs.
Under the TFC set-up in the Academic Year 2020-2021, teleconsultation has made it possible for our Clinic Team
to continue their services to the community during these times
Student and External Affairs Team (SEA)
A team of creative and innovative minds, our SEA Department actively conceptualizes, creates, and facilitates
engaging and enriching programs carried outside the classroom to encourage
and support the students’ interests in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, and more!
Always eager to welcome our parents with a warm “hello,” our amiable and reliable Administrative Personnel
are constantly ready and equipped to assist parents with their queries, concerns, and requests day in, day out.
The TFC Classroom
Where fun and meaningful learning takes place, the TFC Classroom is designed to make education evolve according to the needs of the times. Our TFC set-up is currently home-based, but we are ready to bravely explore multiple pathways to learning.
The Teachers and Staff
In the TFC classroom, the teachers’ aspirations for the students are at the forefront of teaching and learning. Meridian’s teachers and staff aim to set an excellent example for students by showing courtesy, diligence, dedication, and love for their work. More than providing high-quality education in their field of expertise, our teachers are committed to preparing the students for the road ahead by fostering responsibility, creativity, and awareness of the self and society’s needs. Teachers equip students to go beyond being passive consumers and become active and well- rounded contributors of knowledge, positive influence, and service both locally and globally.
Find Your Child A Home in Meridian
Indeed, learning flourishes from different areas of school life, and Meridian aims to provide your child with an amazing head start through The Flipped Classroom. As one village with the same dream of raising creators and contributors, let us work towards making a student’s daily life a meaningful and transformative voyage of learning, discovery, and purpose.