Dimensions of Student Achievement

Inspired by the words of Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer at EL Education, we believe that when a student completes their education and enters adult life, they will be judged for the rest of her life by the strength of their work and the quality of their character — not performance on tests or understanding of basic skills. Our approach to instruction is built around this goal of educating and nurturing the whole child.

Our goal is deeper learning, in which students have multiple opportunities to apply knowledge and skills to solve new problems and construct in-depth understanding of content. Specifically, we look for evidence of EL Education’s three Dimensions of Student Achievement.

Mastery of Knowledge and Skills

Students must be able to demonstrate proficiency and deeper understanding of a body of knowledge; apply their learning; think critically; and communicate clearly.

High-Quality Work

High-quality work is distinguished by complexity, craftsmanship, and authenticity. Explore how critical thinking and problem-solving skills support the creation of high-quality work at Two Rivers.


We educate and nurture the whole child through our Scholarly Habits. Students at Two Rivers work to become effective learners, ethical people, and to contribute to the world around them.