Portrait of a Graduate

Speaker at graduation

E.O. Smith teachers emphasize communication and personal responsibility in both the classroom and during co-curricular activities.

Our school's curriculum and discussions are designed to help our students become active, productive and engaged citizens who:

  • Solve problems by identifying creative and practical approaches to complex tasks or issues
  • Think critically by questioning, analyzing and synthesizing information
  • Communicate by actively expressing thoughts and ideas to convey, listen and collaborate across a variety of formats and settings
  • Are literate and informed, using their strong knowledge base across disciplines and applying their skills to a variety of situations
  • Are active citizens, demonstrating cultural responsibility as productive, empathic and contributing members of their community and the world
  • Take personal responsibility, using reflection to develop self-awareness and ownership of their learning to take initiative, grow integrity and increase resilience.
    • Use self-awareness to regulate behavior and emotions
    • Develop skills and character traits to act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind.
    • Demonstrate personal integrity, honesty and ethical behavior.
    • Develop balance and leadership in both character and skills.
  • Show passion/curiosity to learn about others interests, take risks, find purpose and meaning and demonstrate flexibility.
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