How can we, as a society, prepare our young people for the future?

At Opportunity Education, we begin with the individual

Our entire Quest Forward Learning ecosystem revolves around learners. Our approach offers students worldwide the opportunity to gain the mindset, habits, and skills they need to work as successful creators of value for themselves, their communities, and the world—no matter how quickly it changes and what challenges and opportunities may arise.

Our Vision

We are building Quest Forward Learning on an ambitious vision of learning and teaching globally:

Students

We envision students as active, independent individuals, able to think critically about their world and to work intentionally to achieve their goals and dreams. These individuals will be lifelong learners, eager to take risks, to innovate, and to succeed.

See how Quest Forward Learning empowers students to find purpose and lead productive lives.

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Teachers

We envision teachers as mentors who are invested in helping young people grow, expanding their academic, social, and personal skills. Mentors enable students to dream big and pursue those dreams, and support them in achieving their goals. We do not view teachers as mere subject-matter experts. We see them as advisors and coaches for the development of each student’s talent, skills, and passion.

Learn more about what it means to be a Quest Forward mentor and the difference it makes in the lives of students.

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Meet Quest Forward Learning students and their parents.

School Leaders

We envision principals and school leaders as active drivers of change, evolving schools and classrooms into centers for true personal growth, for exploration and discovery, and for practicing skills in a meaningful context. Such schools will extend beyond traditional classrooms, integrating internships, volunteering, collaboration in local communities, and work into the learning process.

Find out how Quest Forward Learning can transform a school into a center for personal growth for young people.

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Curriculum and Learning Designers

We envision curriculum and learning designers as enablers of discovery, critical thinking, and skills practice for students. They set students free to explore, grow, and succeed inside and outside of schools and classrooms by shaping relevant, engaging, and deeply experiential learning pathways. Curriculum and Learning designers also do this through curating the best open educational resources for these pathways.

Discover a whole new world of learning made possible by a Quest Forward education with our courses and quests.

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Making the Shift

See what the transition to Quest Forward Learning has been like for educators at a large, diverse middle school in northern Virginia.

6 Essential Habits Framework

Our approach puts an individual student at the center of everything we do, starting with giving students the tools to become more effective learners.

Learn More About Our Six Essential Habits

  • Be Curious

    Ask questions about the world and seek answers and new experiences. Explore, experiment, and embrace uncertainties.

  • Manage Yourself

    Understand when you need help and ask for help. Set goals and evaluate your progress. Manage your pace, reflect on your thinking, and be confident in your abilities.

  • Solve Problems

    Identify problems and their causes, seek information about problems and existing solutions, and create and test new solutions and ways to address problems.

  • Communicate and Collaborate

    Articulate your ideas and opinions effectively and respectfully. Listen and understand perspectives of others. Develop an open mindset, share your expertise, help others, and collaborate to accomplish shared goals. Give, receive, synthesize, and incorporate feedback.

  • Learn From Setbacks

    Persist through challenges and identify strategies for improving. Develop a growth mindset — the belief that you always have more to learn and are capable of changing and improving.

  • Live an Integrated Life

    Draw on resources from one area of your life to help you in another. Tell your friends and family about what you do in school, showcase your work, and collaborate with local and global communities.

Challenge the Status Quo

Learn about Our Guiding Principles, which ground our work and and define what learning should be for young people worldwide.

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