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Philosophy

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At Branson, lectures are rare.

Instead, you will engage in, and frequently lead, dynamic discussions and debates, work in small groups and then compare your findings, or tackle new problems on your own with the support you need to succeed. You will be challenged to think across disciplines, direct your own learning process, and voice the matters and questions that are most important to you. You will also be encouraged to grapple with ideas that are different from your own, to gain insights and perspectives that can only be learned through interactions with those different from yourself, and to tackle all academic inquiry with compassion and a search for common understanding.

Learning at Branson comes alive when teachers and students work together to make sense of the problem at hand. Together, they inquire after answers that aren't readily available. A Branson education encourages students not only to ask questions, but to have the courage to ask hard and uncomfortable ones.

Through the vibrancy of our curriculum, the engagement of peers, and the guidance of thoughtful and dedicated teachers, students leave Branson with the tools and knowledge to make a positive impact on the world they encounter.