We are Crew
Bracelets created by students as part of a service learning project
A Strong, Positive, and Caring School Community
We are Crew,
No significant learning occurs
without a significant relationship.
Meaningful connections between student and teacher are developed through daily advisory crew meetings. Advisory crews provide academic and social support through team-building activities, meetings among peers, and mentoring opportunities.
Teachers and Students as Designers
A sense of ownership and belonging is created by teacher and student engagement in decisions regarding the design of curriculum, assessment, and of their physical environment.
Students develop a strong and lasting bond with their peers and teachers through Adventure Education. Adventure Education voyages contribute to a culture of teamwork, perseverance, and cooperation.
An emphasis on service learning develops students as principled, caring young people who take action as a consequence of their learning.
The school's small size, along with a tradition of shared experiences such as drum circles and all-school meetings create a culture of crew that feels more like a family than traditional schools. The Renaissance motto is “We are crew, not passengers”.