We focus on building skills.
Our classrooms are student-centered and teacher guided.Student voice has meaningful agency in the classroom.
We value growth and process as much as we honor achievement and product.
Teachers provide scaffolding and structure, but students make meaning.
Assessment is a means, not an end, and provides feedback to both student and teacher.
The work students do has connections to the world beyond our walls and the life they might lead in it.
Student interests and passions are cultivated and encouraged. Choice is a pathway to engagement.
Rigor is achieved by relevance and depth, not pace and breadth.
Creating new questions is more valuable than learning old answers.
Education should not be standardized.
We innovate responsibly, supported by research and exemplars.