At Ampersand School, we seek to defend and cultivate the individuality students are born with but too often neglect. We want students to be proud of who they are and of their unique abilities, apart from any labels. This means we accept and make allowances for students’ individual learning styles. We also give students the opportunity to spend a larger than average proportion of their time working in the subject about which they are most passionate. Not every student needs an equal grasp of mathematics, or history, or chemistry, for the simple reason that not every adult equally draws on these subjects in their respective careers.