"WE ARE CREW, NOT PASSENGERS"
At Renaissance, students work as a team, and participate fully in their learning - just as a ship's crew works together to navigate during an ocean journey.
The five character traits of Renaissance Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound School are Perseverance, Empathy, Beneficence, Integrity, and Stewardship.
Renaissance ELOB has adopted the four core values of the Circle of Courage: belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. The Circle of Courage is a model of youth empowerment supported by research and Native American philosophies of child care. The theme of this model is that a set of shared values must exist in any community to create environments that ultimately benefit all.
Morning meetings, The Beat (weekly, student-led gatherings), drumming, and student led conferences all reinforce the values of Renaissance and the culture embodied in the ethos "We are crew, not passengers."