Odyssey Elementary School
About the Learning Program
Odyssey Elementary puts a 21st-century spin on a one-room schoolhouse. Our K-5 students learn in a mixed-grade, collaborative, open space where they are engaged in standards-driven instruction and hands-on, project-based learning under the guidance of our teacher leads. Rather than being separated into learning groups based on their grade, students receive instruction based on their individual needs and progression. With a 18:1 student/teacher ratio, our students have ample opportunity to develop their independence, foster their creative and critical-thinking skills, collaborate with their peers, explore their interests, ask questions, and indulge their curiosity — all skills critical to becoming a successful lifelong learner.
At Odyssey we have a DCE administrative liaison, but not have an administrator — similar to a principal — on site. Thus, each of our instructors is a teacher lead, which means they make many of the day-to-day decisions within our school and have a direct say in how to best meet the evolving needs of the student populations we work with. This includes choosing learning methodologies and curriculum resources as well as behavior management practices.