Besides offering students an excellent academic education, Maxwell offers its students something many schools are not in the position to do. It offers them the opportunity to be exposed to a world vision, something beyond their own experience, an experience that could change the rest of their lives.
Maxwell gives them the opportunity to engage in a discussion regarding world development and with its international population there is bound to be an exchange with people from a wide range of experiences. These experiences build on each other and create a wonderful mosaic, one that gives Maxwell students almost without them realizing it, a "world embracing vision".
There is however a very firm foundation that this educational process is built on, and this foundation just happens to be some of the principles of the Bahai faith. They are such things as "unity in diversity", "equality of men and women", and concepts of equality and justice. These concepts are not only discussed from a wide variety of perspectives and in great depth, but the class discussion carries with it the intent of applying them to real world situations.
Maxwell is a crossroads for many students. A great many of Maxwell's staff and volunteers come to serve with an extensive background in social and economic development, and this of course contributes to the learning environment of the school.
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating" is an old adage but one that applies to the graduates of Maxwell. "We are very proud of our graduates", is a sentiment echoed by all. Many of the Maxwell alumni have taken the route of becoming professionally trained and secured employment in areas of international social and economic development. At Partners, we hope to feature their stories in the near future.
Group photo in the Assembly Hall