The Institute strives to help each student attain an individualized education consistent with the values of leadership, scholarship, and service through building relationships between students, parents, staff, and community partners. Students become artists, historians, scientists, mathematicians, literary scholars, and health care workers by learning to do the work of these disciplines. Collaboration and teamwork are essential elements of an education at The Institute. The faculty works collaboratively to ensure that student needs are being met by constantly learning about the most effective types of instruction and supports to help students meet their learning goals. Students and their families are integral members of The Institute team. Through advisories, students form important relationships with the faculty and play an important role in designing their educational experience.