Our Faculty

Passionate learners Make Passionate Teachers

Our teachers are chosen not only for their outstanding academic accomplishments but also for their enthusiasm for teaching and learning, and their willingness to put students’ ideas at center stage. Our teachers model genuine intellectual passion and humility coupled with a sincere respect for every learner. 

In seminars, teachers don’t lecture, they create learning opportunities, help students ask better questions, and guide them toward an exploration of layered answers. Teachers and students value the learning process as much as the outcome, and view the classroom as a place to share and nurture individual and mutual passions.

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Jim Hahn

Head of School, Co-Director of The Areté Institute, Great Ideas and Idea Lab