At Ankori, we put people before systems with a flexible, efficient organizational structure that can respond to change and adapt to diverse needs and environments. In 2019, Ankori schools were recognized as “unique schools” by the Ministry of Education. Our pedagogic model is called “individual response in a changing reality.”
The Ankori model answers the need for flexible education systems that can tailor themselves to a changing reality. The small size of our schools allows us to see each and every pupil and teacher. We foster trust-based relationships and are experts in facilitating dialogue between adults and youth – parents, teachers, and pupils. Through authentic discourse, we discover? Unearth? Expose? Points of view, choices, and preferences, and learn about the interests and strengths of each individual. This familiarity creates the foundation for a personally and socially tailored learning environment, in which matriculation exams are an integral component.
Ankori high schools follow the Small Schools model. By maintaining a small organizational structure with 100-350 pupils in each campus, we enable meaningful discourse between teachers, parents, and pupils. This alone allows educational staff to know everyone personally, and creates an educational climate that accommodates change and fosters success among both pupils and educators.
A large-scale U.S. study covering the past forty years, has found that school size is significant to school performance. The visibility, commitment, and sense of belonging among teachers and pupils, the familiarity between pupils and staff, the minimized bureaucracy – all directly contribute to academic success and make small schools more attractive to quality educators, and more accessible to parents.
Step one: Introductory meeting
Ankori high schools emphasize (what kind of atmosphere?)atmosphere, dialogue, personal attention, and a mutual commitment between pupils and the school. This may not be right for everyone. As we believe in personal attention? , we do not offer open-campus days. In the first stage of the admissions process, we will invite you (prospective pupil and at least one parent) to a personal introductory meeting with a school management member at your campus of choice. At the meeting, we will provide detailed information on the curriculum and social activities on campus, costs, scholarships, and forms of payment. It is best to come prepared with recent report cards.
Step two: Paperwork
While papers are not nearly as important to us as personal acquaintance, they too can help us get to know you. In order to move forward, we will ask for any report cards, recommendations, evaluations, and other documents that can tell us more about you.
Step three: Parent-free conversation
In order to deepen our familiarity and ensure compatibility, we want to speak with you at one on one. In this meeting, we learn about additional aspects of your personality, find out what makes you unique, and present our specialized working model. This is a meeting for which no special preparation is needed.
Step four: Registration and integration
At the end of the admissions process, we place pupils in the classes and supporting courses best suited to them. And that’s it, now the learning can begin!