Odyssey of the Mind

Solving problems reinforces Wise students’ deep learning

As the first Jewish Day School in Los Angeles to participate the international problem-solving competition known as Odyssey of the Mind, Wise School provides a unique opportunity for children to apply and demonstrate their deep learning. In Odyssey, teams of seven students from around the world select a problem, accompanied by a lengthy list of criteria, and develop creative solutions to the problem.

The “solution”  culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance that showcases not just an answer, but student creativity, teamwork, problem solving skills, artistic abilities, engineering aptitude, costuming preferences, and acting talents.

Throughout the years, Wise School has sent many teams from our Los Angeles campus to state, national, and world championships, including 2015, when we sent two teams to the world finals.