His Majesty, King Jigme Khesar Namygel Wangchuck’s desire to make world-class education universally accessible in order to nurture successive generations of leaders from all walks of life, guides the Royal Academy’s curriculum. The curriculum at the Academy will empower learners to become active, responsible, and caring citizens.The Royal Academy’s curriculum is rooted in the enhancement of five areas of development (cerebral, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual) to help young adults actualise their utmost potential and empower them to become good human beings. The Royal Academy’s curriculum will not focus on academic achievement alone; it will also emphasise development of character that fosters fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, teamwork, generosity, and compassion. While the Royal Academy’s curriculum is uniquely Bhutanese, it will instill in children understanding, attitudes, and abilities that have global relevance and application.
Creating new standards in education— The School, Educational Research Center and Teacher Development Center form the core of the Royal Academy. The Educational Research Center and Teacher Development Center will initially carry out research on educational practices and inform teaching practices in the school, Bhutan, and later worldwide. It will help create a research-based culture at the Academy. In addition, this collaborative research and development-based relationship across the three arms of the Royal Academy will become the key distinguishing factor responsible for the Royal Academy’s innovative and dynamic curriculum.