In the EL Education model, the tradition of Crew is both a culture and a structure. The term “crew” comes from educator Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound. Hahn’s quote “We are crew, not passengers, strengthened by acts of consequential service to others” inspired the EL Education motto, “We are crew.”
Culture & Character
The Amana Academy culture and character program provides an integrated and multilayered approach to fostering and celebrating the development of intellect and ethical character for all community members.
The House system at Amana strives to create a supportive community and culture where students and staff feel safe to take risks, celebrate their success, and learn from failures together.