Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, artists, and activists, exploring ideas and engaging in authentic work that allows them to contribute to their communities and promote equity and social justice.
Learning is challenging.
Students are supported to do far more than they think they can. Teachers expect excellence and teach in ways that enable students to learn deeply, surpass standards, and produce high-quality work. Students and teachers model academic courage.
Learning is meaningful.
Students build deep understanding of concepts and can apply their skills and knowledge to new contexts and real-world issues. They are learning with a purpose—getting smart to do good—and understand that their education is in the service of building a better world.
Learning is collaborative.
School leaders, teachers, students, and families work together to create a culture of respect, responsibility, and joy in learning. The school community is a place where all students and adults feel that they belong, support each other to succeed, and are inspired to be their best selves.
Learning is public.
Students produce high-quality work for presentation to audiences within and beyond the school. They reflect on what and how they learn with peers, teachers, and community members. Hallways and classrooms are filled with evidence of learning and beautiful student work.
Our partnerships thrive because teachers, leaders, and EL Education are equally invested in your students’ success through fidelity to our model. After we select candidate schools, we work with leaders and staff to familiarize all members of the school community with EL Education’s model. This “dating” process, ensures that if the school chooses to join the EL Education network, leaders, teachers, and EL Education are committed to a five-year implementation journey.
Please note: This process applies to existing public schools that are seeking to adopt EL Education’s network school design. School leaders who aspire to launch a new EL Education school from scratch are invited to explore the EL Education School Design fellowship.
EL Education is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and social justice. We also know that successful school transformation through the EL Education model requires true partnership, in which our staff and your staff can collaborate effectively and expediently. Toward these twin goals, we are currently seeking Pre-K-12 public school (charter or district) partners in the following states and metropolitan areas: