What is different about Life Academy? Principal Aryn Bowman credits much of the school’s success to its small size, social justice emphasis, rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, and a deeply committed teaching staff. We explore the last of those four “keys to success” below.  

Each and every member of the Life Academy team is a strong leader. Dr. Frank says that is not an accident: “I spent my last three years doing a lot of deliberate leadership curriculum and I see that in our administration and instructional leadership team. I see all these key tenets of leadership in practice here. It trickles down into the staff and even into the students in the way that we approach issues and the way that students learn to approach issues.”