The Whole Child

Our Philosophy

The EA whole child is an individual who, guided by our community values and a clear sense of self and well-being, seeks to become a responsible member of society and an active global citizen. The EA whole child will continually strive to improve, be reflective and inquisitive, be accepting and respectful of others, and be genuinely inclined to serve his or her community.

A whole child approach ensures that your child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. This sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success.


Research has shown that creating greater multicultural awareness helps students with different backgrounds and needs succeed. Practicing empathy with people who are different from us encourages understanding, and acceptance and helps prepare students to thrive in an exponentially diverse world. 

Living by this philosophy ensures that our students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive and responsible citizens so they can excel and make an impact in an increasingly complex world. Acceptance of differences goes beyond tolerance. At EA we strive for all members of our community to feel that they belong, which takes place when we respect the individual traits of others, recognize the value of each person’s uniqueness, and genuinely welcome people different from ourselves into our community.