Fountain Valley School Builds Global Perspectives into Curriculum

Fountain Valley School recently affirmed and expanded the school’s commitment to diversity and global experiences through the creation of the Global Scholar Diploma Program (GSD).

Program Chair, Dr. Susan Carrese describes the program this way:

“Globalization is a 21st century reality…At FVS we believe it is essential to embrace the world beyond our campus, our borders and our mindset. Our goal is to move beyond mere tolerance of diversity, to genuine engagement as school and world citizens.” (FVS Announces New Global Scholar Program, FVS)

The GSD program experience is something akin to a college major with students working through a course of study interconnected and bound by topics, themes and perspectives.

“…Requirements for the Global Diploma include taking several classes with a global component, an international immersion experience, active participation in a globally or culturally focused on-campus club, participation in community service projects that require direct encounters with individuals from other countries or cultures, attending global speaker and/or film events, and completing a capstone course that includes research, a leadership initiative and a presentation…” (FVS)

Affirming and demonstrating the school’s dedication to the GSD program, FVS Headmaster, Craig W. Larimer Jr. ’69 awarded Dr. Carrese with the Lewis Perry Jr. Chair for the Humanities. This endowed chair provides dedicated funds to program chairs.

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Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.


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