Educating the
whole child.
Educating the
whole child.

A K-8 public charter school in Harrisville, Utah.


Legendary educator, Kurt Hahn said, "We are crew, not passengers."

On a boat, passengers are catered to. Their main purpose is to arrive at the destination with as little effort as possible.  They are involved in activities, but not wholly engaged in the journey. 

Crew, on the other hand, are responsible for the entire journey.  They are engrossed in the activities of the ship.  In fact, without their individual and collaborative effort, the passage cannot happen.  Crew, reach the same destination as their passengers, but their experience is significantly richer.

At GreenWood, Crew fosters the development of the whole child and a culture of compassion, service, trust and responsibility by focusing on the development of social and emotional life skills. These skills help equip our students with creativity, confidence, and resilience needed to compose successful, satisfying, healthy lives. We seek through Crew, to develop greater connections to ourselves, GreenWood, our families, our local and global communities and our natural world.

Our Crew Program has 3 main purposes:

  1. Development of Social and Emotional Life skills
  2. Nurturing secure supportive peer relationships
  3. Strengthening trusting supportive relationships with school adults.

Crew Curriculum:  Crew themes are based upon GreenWood's HEALTH Values and Utah's Core Health Standards, and Utah's Life Skills Curriculum, as well as an integration of Expeditionary Learning Design Principles and Expedition Themes. Crew often also becomes the venue for personally exploring emerging classroom, school or larger community issues.

Crew Activities:  Crew activities are as diverse as the Crew Leaders and Crew Members, with Leaders approaching the program purposes through use of expressive arts, teambuilding and problem-solving initiatives, literature, games, physical and outdoor activity. Many Crews develop service projects.

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for the 2019-2020 school year!

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We accomplish more together
than we ever do alone!