All teams will bring a unique campus-wide design challenge that will define their year of DISCOVERY and prototyping.

The mission of Threshold Design Institute is to:

foster a dynamic community of Latin American school teams seeking to collectively solve meaningful campus-based challenges that purposefully create positive, long-term cultural change at each individual school and across the Tri-Association region.

Thus, we encourage all teams to imagine how they might “create the conditions for” the kind of positive, long-term change that will help their schools thrive in the future.


  • How might we develop authentic, two-way relationships with local community partners?

  • How might we become better story tellers about the questions our students and teachers are asking?

  • How might we develop a unified pedagogical, technological and architectural ‘master plan’?

  • How might we imagine a future where every student develops her own customized learning journey?

  • How might we expand the range of the diversity of families who apply to our school?

  • How might we create a more collaborative professional culture based on trust and curiosity?

  • How might we develop new business models that fund our institutions’ long-term goals?

  • How might we create a local / regional / global network of visionaries and thought partners?

  • How might we redesign the admissions process and the hiring process to reflect a ‘partnership’ with candidates, rather than competition between them?