​OUR APPROACH: FANNING THE FLAME OF INQUIRY

Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair

Rotating Crane

Rotating Crane

Tile Work

Tile Work

Leg Splint

Leg Splint

Charlie & Cam at Saw

Charlie & Cam at Saw

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Kid at Board

Kid at Board

Jaz Saw

Jaz Saw

At EBS, passion drives education.  Students here enjoy the freedom to incorporate their interests and hobbies into their academic work, exploring fields as varied as you can imagine.
 
Want to learn how to repair an engine?  Go for it!  How to build a survival shelter?  Absolutely.  How to read and speak ancient Greek?  We can teach that.  Perhaps you want to pursue an internship or class off campus?  We can accommodate that, too. 
 
With a school as small, a faculty as experienced, and a student body as passionate as ours, the possibilities are endless.  
"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker.  Failure is delay, not defeat.  It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.  Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing,
doing nothing, and
being nothing.


~Denis Waitley
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Apple in Nest.jpeg

See for yourself on our
YouTube channel.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

QUESTION

the world around them, driving their own learning through research, conversation, and reflection.
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CREATE

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artifacts in the fine and practical arts to build skill, to practice problem-solving, and to experience
the joys of the creative
process. 

CONNECT

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to each other and to teachers through a mix of independent,
small group, and whole-school learning opportunities.

EXPLORE

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unfamiliar territory to exercise courage, to build community
through shared inquiry,
and to discover
new passions.

WHAT SETS US APART

  • Human-scale education:​​
    • Enrollment capped at 18​
    • Class size capped at 12
    • One-on-one tutoring with all teachers
  • Student-driven choice of:
    • ​Semester themes
    • Makerspace projects
    • Arts & wellness activities
  • Time for family & extracurriculars:
    • Four-day week (Mon.-Thurs. 8am-4pm)
    • One Field Trip Friday each month
  • Narrative evaluations rather than grades
  • Frequent off-campus & outdoor learning opportunities

CURRICULUM AT A GLANCE

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Each semester, students vote on a theme that drives their shared inquiry across the following subjects: 
  • English Language & Literature

  • Fine & Practical Arts

  • Global Studies & Foreign Language

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Science & Technology

  • Wellness