A free public K-8 charter school in Utah!

About Entheos Academy

Inspiring the rising generation to reach the heights of their potential.

Entheos was born out of a desire for education that would not only include academics, but also fundamental core values; the foremost being the three pillars of Excellence, Service, and Leadership, creating the foundation for which the other values can be upheld effectively.

Entheos Values

Building Character and Knowledge

These values are integrated throughout every aspect of the school. Staff members that join the Entheos team must be willing to create and live within a culture that completely embraces this vision; everything will be measured against it. Students and families must realize that by choosing Entheos, they choose this vision.

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We believe students and teachers should be challenged, and that they will naturally rise to the high standards expected of them.

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We believe service is vital in the development of good leaders. We make service within the classroom and the community an integral part of our curriculum.

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We believe that through the teaching of sound leadership principles today, students will be empowered to make a difference in their world tomorrow.

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We believe that learning is a choice. As we create the atmosphere and inspire the mind, students gain wisdom, understanding, and a love for learning.

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We believe all people have value and deserve respect. Our students and staff show proper respect to others, property, and self by appropriate communication, dress, and actions.

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We believe that love for country is developed at an early age. We teach and live the principles taught by the founding fathers of the United States of America.

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We believe in honesty, accountability, and diligence.

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We believe outdoor adventure helps participants learn teamwork, courage, craftsmanship, perseverance, and compassion while discovering they can accomplish more than they imagined.

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We believe each student is unique and gifted. We know each individually and tailor teaching methods to fit individual needs.

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We believe the family is the basic social structure for rearing children. Schools are designed to serve the family and society. We intend policies and education that support and strengthen families. When there is a conflict of schedule or curriculum, the family comes first.

10 Design Principles for Expeditionary Learning

Authentic learning experiences.

Expeditionary Learning is built on ten Design Principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of EL Education. These principles also reflect the design’s connection to related thinking about teaching, learning, and the culture of schools.

 chart The Primacy of Self Discovery

People discover their abilities, values, passions, and responsibilities in situations that offer adventure and the unexpected.

 chart The Having of Wonderful Ideas

Curiosity about the world is fostered when learning situations provide something important to think about, time to experiment, and time to make sense of what is observed.

 chart The Responsibility for Learning

Children and adults are encouraged to become increasingly responsible for directing their own personal and collective learning.

 chart Empathy and Caring

Learning is fostered best in communities where students feel physically and emotionally safe and where students’ and teachers’ ideas are respected and where there is mutual trust.

 chart Success and Failure

All students need to be successful if they are to build the confidence to take risks. But it is also important for students to learn from their failures, to persevere when things are hard, and to learn to turn disabilities into opportunities.

 chart Collaboration and Competition

Students are encouraged to compete not against each other but with their own personal best and with rigorous standards of excellence.

 chart Diversity and Inclusion

Both diversity and inclusion increase the richness of ideas, creative power, problem-solving ability, and respect for others.

 chart The Natural World

A direct and respectful relationship with the natural world refreshes the human spirit and teaches the important ideas of recurring cycles and cause and effect.

 chart Solitude and Reflection

Students and teachers need time alone to explore their own thoughts, make their own connections, and create their own ideas.

 chart Service and Compassion

We are crew, not passengers. Students and teachers are strengthened by acts of consequential service to others.