What Sets Us Apart
Character education where social and emotional mindsets are fostered and core values are promoted to develop ethical people that contribute to a better world
Developing nurturing and trusting relationships between crew mates and with crew leaders
Project-based learning expeditions, case studies, projects, fieldwork, and service learning inspire students to think and work as professionals, contributing high-quality work to authentic audiences beyond the classroom
A Proud School Community
Our highly rated, compelling, open-source literacy curriculum, can be described as engaging, rigorous, exciting, and successful. Combining high academic achievement with college readiness, students take pride in the mastery of complex, authentic work, with the passion and capacity to contribute to a better world. Through meaningful experiences and expeditions that empower students to engage beyond the classroom walls to the broader local community, our students not only gain important academic skills, but also the amplitude-and the passion-to be leaders, creators, and innovators.
Crew is an integral part of the EL Education model and Villa Bella, bringing students together in a consistent and supportive group. It is a spirit and a way of being—a place where character education, adventure, and team building are intentional, assuring success for all students. It’s a structure that fosters a sense of belonging within students, and a place where they can be their best selves while lifting up their peers to achieve more than they think possible.
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