Welcome to the Experiential Leadership Academy

"Experiential learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and synthesis" (The Association for Experiential Education).

Students who thrive at the Academy are eager to travel, be outdoors, help others, learn by doing, and engage in personal growth.


In your application, please share your passions and interests. Our goal is to facilitate meaningful educational experiences that encourage students to thrive.

We will consider students applicants once we have received the application from both the guardian and the student.


The Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.
Please return all applications for 2021-2022 by: 
April 15th- returning students 
April 31st - new students
 All applications received after April 31st will go on a waitlist.