Our educational philosophy places an emphasis on critical thinking. This is a way of thinking that does not involve rote memorization of facts or regurgitation of pre-taught information. Critical thinking is a methodology for evaluating, investigating, interpreting, analzying, and synthesizing information in such a way that it allows the student to be actively involved in his or her own learning. Through inquiry-based questioning and logical reasoning, students are able to make informed judgements and decisions. They understand metacognition, which is the ability to reflect upon one's thinking. As educators, we cannot possibly teach students all the information they will need in order to be successful in school and life. They will undoubtedly encounter complex problems and challenges that we cannot yet begin to imagine. We can, however, teach our students to think critically. In doing so, we are giving them the ability to become skilled problem solvers, divergent thinkers, independent learners, and well-prepared individuals who are ready to meet the demands of the 21st Century school and workplace.