EL Education Program

EL Education, formerly known as “Expeditionary Learning”, is an exciting whole-school educational program that enables us to involve all learners in a dynamic, creative, project-based and student-centered learning program that keeps children excited, engaged and appropriately challenged in the learning process.

We began implementing EL in our school with our 5-year-olds during the 2018-19 school year, and will continue to utilize the program until we reach a full compliment of 328 students in grades 4K – 6. Click below to view a few brief videos about EL education.

Take a look at some EL Education School Videos

With EL’s award winning K8 ELA Curriculum, its unique focus on Crew, and the opportunity teachers have to engage our young scholars in experiential learning methods tailor-made to their interests and the needs of the communities in which they live, One City will enhance the learning environment and teacher-guided learning activities for our children. The result our our approach are teachers who are well-prepared and excited to teach, and children who are excited and ready to learn.

If children continue their education with One City through elementary and middle school, the complexity of the projects they will engage in will increase. EL also provides exceptional learning, planning and professional growth opportunities for our teachers and support staff, including the ability to collaborate with teachers and peers across EL’s network of more than 150 schools.

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We will continue to add at least one grade level every year through sixth grade. For the 2020-21 school year, we added 2nd grade. We will add at least 3rd grade in 2021-22 and 4th grade in 2022-23, and so on. We are also in the process of planning our secondary school, which will include grades 6 - 12 and be located in Madison.

We will share more about this in the future as we continue to flesh out our plans. Nevertheless, if you decide to move your child to another school after elementary school with us, the quality of our program will ensure that your child is well-prepared to succeed in any school they attend.

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