EC3 Design Center

"Our school philosophy matters: Grounded in the belief that the advancement of knowledge flows from open and rigorous inquiry, we cultivate the life of the mind and the whole person by connecting questions with exploration and discovery, theories with scrutiny, expression with art, and self with subject."From the OES Identity Statement

OES's Essential Competencies

A creative and collaborative hub for the OES campus, EC3 provides the space for the community to explore and extend classroom experiences, develop innovative approaches, model continual learning, and bring inquiry to life. EC3 is rooted in a commitment to student demonstration and leadership, creativity, and applied understanding through the OES inquiry cycle:

  • Cultivate curiosity and creativity
  • Construct a strong foundation of knowledge and skills
  • Design and apply solutions
  • Listen actively and recognize perspectives beyond one’s own
  • Collaborate to broaden and deepen understanding
  • Express ideas in multiple ways
  • Build resilience and respond constructively to challenges
  • Take responsibility for one’s actions
  • Value diversity and uphold the dignity of all people
  • Act with courage and compassion for self and others