We accomplish our mission through talented teachers and staff, strong basic math and english language curricula, expeditionary learning (EL) techniques with carefully designed portfolios and multi-age crews and activities. With the exception of grades K and 1, classrooms contain multi-age crews: 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8. Math is broken down to recognize and support all levels and all students perform buddy reading activities, which match an upper level student with a younger child. We hold weekly school community meetings involving all students and OEW trips generally involve all ages. Older students are seen as role models to the younger children.