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.
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.
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.
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”.
We are crew, not passengers.
-Kurt Hahn, Founder of Outward Bound
No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.
- James Comer, MD, MPH
Founder, Comer School Development Program