Student Experience

Students experience a fulfilling mix of learning and extracurricular activities.

Our small-scale environment offers each student individual attention from teachers and a healthy camaraderie with classmates. SET students are provided with an intellectually rigorous environment that brings out their talents and personality – and ultimately helps them meet or exceed academic and personal expectations.

At SET, the core foundation of our education is the adoption of an entrepreneurial mindset by our students.

By this, we do not mean that our students are expected to be the next Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, or Mark Zuckerberg — although they can be if they choose. What we do mean is that each of our students are expected to embrace a mindset that affirms they are their own most valuable asset. They are a personal brand and their brand needs to have vision, uniqueness, passionate determination, boldness, personal investment, and great communication. And once they embrace this entrepreneurial mindset and develop their personal brand statement, their journey will have commenced. That path may lead them to starting the next great mobile-app company, owning a small business, or becoming a doctor or an educator. The entrepreneurial mindset our students adopt at SET will serve them well in all aspects of life, regardless of their chosen career path.

We will measure our success not just over the typical four-year time horizon. Instead, we are focused on investing in and helping launch great citizens, leaders, and thinkers who will deliver astounding societal results over a lifetime. Together, we are SET. Thank you for considering SET for your child.

At SET, we are committed to helping create productive, empathic global citizens with high character and leadership traits.

We believe that in an increasingly inter-connected global world, developing a sense of social responsibility by way of connection to the local and global community is essential to a great education. Our goal is to spark a passion for service and help students understand that their service can and will make a difference.

The service-learning model at SET starts with the expectation that our students will invest 150 hours of their time over their four years to one or more community organizations of their choice. We also expect our students to reflect on their experience by way of words, photos, and videos to better understand the impact of their service.

We begin by helping students understand their passion. We then work with them to identify opportunities to engage in an experiential journey with structured learning outcomes in mind. We integrate the service-learning model into the classroom curriculum by way of discussion, expression, and recognition of our common humanity.