Voice and Choice

We encourage voice and choice. We respect student generated ideas and expression of personal feelings. We are committed to cosmopolitanism, the idea that we all belong to a single community based on a shared morality and can learn to respect each other despite our differences. Ultimately, we want to create global citizens that can communicate across cultures and society. EAV students can think globally and act locally to contribute to the overall well being of their communities and the world. We want to foster from an early age students that can engage in cross cultural inquiry and want to connect with people and find out more about them.

We value parent partnerships. The school-home connection is very important and we view parents as primary caregivers and educators of their children. Thus, we ask parents to actively participate in the learning by designing activities that promote partnership and communication. Parents and teachers exchange information daily. Parents are periodically invited to participate in individual and small group conferences, social events, and workshops.