High Five

Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School (ELAMS)

Principal: José A. Colón
Email: colonj002@hartfordschool.org
Phone: 860-695-4500

Address: 101 Catherine Street, Hartford, CT 06106

At ELAMS, learning takes on a project-based research approach where critical thinking and problem-solving skills are mastered through participation in learning expeditions, case studies, field work, and exhibitions of student work. The Expeditionary Learning model energizes student motivation and engagement through high-level tasks and active roles in the classroom. Clear expectations are set and followed, promoting character traits such as respect, responsibility, teamwork and commitment to high-quality work. ELAMS is a pathway to McDonough Expeditionary Learning School (MELS).


  • Students at ELAMS benefit from an environment that teaches and expects courtesy, craftsmanship, resilience, and responsibility. We call this our Compass for Learners
  • ELAMS features a SmartBoard and computers in every classroom, state- of-the-art student computer lab, and iPad carts for interactive student learning
  • Community Partnerships with: Trinity College, The Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, The Discovery Center, Youth United for Survival (Y-US), Riverfront Recapture, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA)