About PELA

Our Philosophy

We believe that we all learn best from experience. We allow students to develop relationships with the world, themselves, and their interests and passions. We believe that education can increase the financial stability and health of a community. We believe that all students are talented and have a right to thrive. 

Our Location

We use our location in Paonia, Colorado as our classroom. Our students learn about and from the wealth of resources around us. We use local experiences and experts to teach core content knowledge. We work on developing positive mutually beneficial relationships between students and our community.

We cultivate student wellbeing and teach students to have an academic mindset

© 2016 by Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy Inc.

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