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About This School

Expeditionary Learning School is a public high school in Denver. 361 children attend Expeditionary Learning School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Expeditionary Learning School is 16:1. George Washington High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Crew
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 80%
Multiracial 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We have two sons in the lower school and they are both thriving. Their teachers are highly dedicated to their students and always available to the parents. The new director is amazing and accessible and is pushing RMSEL in a positive new direction while still upholding its unique philosophy. While our sons are doing well academically it is RMSEL's emphasis on teamwork character building and personal growth that we most appreciate. Our children are learning how to be life long learners and loving the experience. We feel lucky to be a part of the RMSEL community.

  • (3 years ago)

    we love the school. very hands on learning gives kids a chance to move their bodies. the kids become strong independent critical thinkers which is what we wanted. No teaching to the test here which is great. Our daughter iis learning to appreciate that everyone has abilities and is learning to work in a team. The school is in flux though. Principal just left and they will be hiring a new principal in the coming year. The school works well for those who are self motivated but also good for motivating those who are less motivated.

  • (10 years ago)

    Definitely different. Lots of opportunity for doing your own thing. Lots of days off school to make up for expedition time. A bit weak in academics. Most valuable for self-motivated.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is definitaly hands on and I think that any one who goes to this school is bound to find an adventure!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school but only if your child is completely self motivated. Not ideal if your child needs to be supervised and told to do homework. Once you get behind it's extrememly difficult to catch up.

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