Southwest Open School is a community where a culture of character is valued and cultivated. With respect as the binding mortar, students and staff feel physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe. Because SWOS is a community, students have a voice, and students and staff work together to continually promote and improve our culture. Guiding this culture of character is SWOSology, an introduction to the norms (6 P's) and the culture (6 Design Principles) of SWOS; this is the first course taught to all new students and staff.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”