Founders’ Welcome

we believe in the power of education, experiences, and alzar school.

BIERLE FAMILY
BIERLES TEACHING EARLY STUDENTS TO KAYAK
WEEKLY BIERLE/STUDENT DINNER
SEAN & KRISTIN BIERLE AT THE CAMPUS SIGN
SEAN IN SEMESTER 1
KRISTIN BIERLE IN CHILE
WELCOME TO CAMPUS SIGN

welcome to alzar school

As we spend each semester living, studying, traveling, and growing alongside inspiring young people, we have the unique privilege of witnessing students’ marked personal growth during their four months at Alzar School. The power of the Alzar School experience plays out in their lives and in their communities long after they return from their semester in Idaho and Chile.

We are often asked why we created Alzar School. The short answer is this: Alzar School is the type of high school we would have wanted to attend—a place where school is so much more. Stemming from a deep-seated belief that education can be more than academic subjects taught in isolation in traditional classrooms, we founded Alzar School. We saw an opportunity to build leaders by leveraging the personal growth and self confidence that comes from outdoor adventure, the broadened perspective that comes from cultural exchange, and the critical thinking and discipline that comes from a challenging academic curriculum which connects to the students’ lives. We are fortunate and grateful to work with a team of dedicated, passionate educators to craft a semester that changes lives.

We believe in the power of education, the power of new experiences, and the power of Alzar School.

Kristin & Sean Bierle