Open World Learning Community (OWL) is a small-by-design school that’s part of the national network of EL Education Schools (formerly Expeditionary Learning). Our curriculum is designed around Learning Expeditions – projects that allow students to investigate issues in our school, the community and the world. More ...
Crew is a key component of the OWL school community. Every student is a member of a Crew – a type of advisory group that meets daily in groups of 15-18 students. During Crew time, we work to build an inclusive and cohesive group and set a positive and fun tone for student achievement through community-building activities.
OWL is a member of the national network of EL Education Schools, which promote rigorous and engaging curriculum; active, inquiry-based pedagogy; and a school culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship.
See the website created by our staff as part of the EL Education Credentialing Process to highlight the great things going on at OWL in the areas of Mastery of Knowledge and Skills, Culture and Character and High-Quality Student Work.
Each year, OWL celebrates its seniors with a lively community meeting and march to the mailbox to submit their college applications. For the past 8 years, 100% of OWL Graduates have been accepted to college.
Parent involvement has a big impact on student success - that's why parents have always been an integral part of our community. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in our classrooms, at events, help with fieldwork or student activities, or on the committees that shape our school.