EL Education
What is Expiatory Learning

EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country. We create great public schools where they are needed most, inspiring teachers and students to achieve more than they thought possible.

EL Education’s research-based approach inspires teachers and challenges students, transforming education for more than 20 years in thousands of schools and districts across the country. Our impressive results encompass high academic achievement and college readiness as well as pride in the mastery of complex, authentic work, and the passion and capacity to contribute to a better world. For more information, visit www.ELeducation.org.

2 Dimensions of Achievement
A Different Approach to Teaching and Learning In Expeditionary Learning Schools

Learning is active. Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, and activists, investigating real community problems and collaborating with peers to develop creative, actionable solutions.

Learning is challenging. Students at all levels are pushed and supported to do more than they think they can. Excellence is expected in the quality of their work and thinking.

Learning is meaningful. Students apply their skills and knowledge to real-world issues and problems and make positive change in their communities. They see the relevance of their learning and are motivated by understanding that learning has purpose.

Learning is public. Through formal structures of presentation, exhibition, critique, and data analysis, students and teachers build a shared vision of pathways to achievement.

Learning is collaborative. School leaders, teachers, students, and families share rigorous expectations for quality work, achievement, and behavior. Trust, respect, responsibility, and joy in learning permeate the school culture.

More Than You Think Possible ~ EL Education Video  

ISAAC is an experiential learning community. Our curriculum is embedded in project-based learning experiences where students engage in interdisciplinary studies, not just in school but also in their community. Projects provide students with real-world experience and are measured through cumulative practical application, community presentations, and portfolio projects.