“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

What makes you come alive? What is it that makes you tick? That compels you to discover, to explore, to learn.

Each human being is different. We must experiment to discover what it is we love; that makes us come alive. The Core at Cedar provides you the space for this experimentation…to widen your horizons, to inflame and unsettle your mind and to discover who you are by allowing you to choose from a variety of disciplines and encouraging you to think holistically.

The Core at Cedar therefore has one purpose: exposure. It exposes students to new ways of thinking and being, to a common vocabulary of ideas and skills, to interdisciplinary learning, to arts and sciences, to music and theatre, to issues of culture and identity, to philosophy and to self-discovery. The Core includes courses as diverse as “The Human Journey”, “The Roots of War” and “The Grand Universe.“ The Core at Cedar is a selection of courses that all students are required to complete before they graduate.

Students must complete a minimum 4 courses from the Core over a period of two years.

Each Core course lasts two months with two classes scheduled every week. Students complete the Core with a heightened appreciation of various disciplines and a better understanding of themselves and society while sharpening skills in critical thinking and analytical writing.