Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School (ELAMS)
Principal: José A. Colón
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).
Understanding the Choices
Probably the most important thing to understand about school choice in Hartford is that all the participating schools are public schools: they are tuition-free, with open enrollment. Each may have a different application process, themes, or different titles (such as “magnet school” or “community school”), but they are all public