- The Primacy of Self-Discovery
- The Having of Wonderful Ideas
- The Responsibility for Learning
- Empathy and Caring
- Success and Failure
- Collaboration and Competition
- Diversity and Inclusion
- The Natural World
- Solitude and Reflection
- Service and Compassion
Demonstrate proficiency and deeper understanding: show mastery in a body of knowledge and skills within each discipline. Apply their learning: transfer knowledge and skills to novel, meaningful tasks. Think critically: analyze, evaluate, and synthesize complex ideas and consider multiple perspectives. Communicate clearly: write, speak, and present ideas effectively in a variety of media within and across disciplines
Work to become effective learners: develop the mindsets and skills for success in college, career, and life (e.g., initiative, responsibility, perseverance, collaboration). Work to become ethical people: treat others well and stand up for what is right (e.g., empathy, integrity, respect, compassion). Contribute to a better world: put their learning to use to improve communities (e.g., citizenship, service)
Create complex work: demonstrate higher-order thinking, multiple perspectives and transfer of understanding. Demonstrate craftsmanship: create work that is accurate and beautiful in conception and execution. Create authentic work: demonstrate original thinking and voice, connect to real-world issues and formats, and when possible, create work that is meaningful to the community beyond the school
We are an EL Education school... but, what exactly is EL Education?
Learn about EMSA's school model.
We believe learning comes from many places and experiences, including nature.
That is why our students spend intentional time outdoors, not only for science class, but for their overall health and well-being.
Learn about EMSA's natural environment.