Khan Lab School

  • All inquiries must be submitted through our Admissions website. Please visit khanlabschool.org/admissions for instructions and information.
  • Khan Lab School is an internationally recognized independent school associated with Khan Academy.
  • Our purpose is to develop new, personalized practices that center around the student.
  • We believe that young people are capable of far more than society currently recognizes, and we create and test learning experiences to share with the world.

School News

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-10
Year Founded2014
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students165 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$27,000
% on Financial Aid
8%

School Notes

  • In keeping with Sal Khan's One World Schoolhouse philosophy, we provide an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach. Recognizing that ownership and relationship are the keys to success in learning, our academic experience is coordinated by a team of Advisors, Content Specialists, and Associate Teachers who guide students through gradually increasing levels of independence.
  • Todays traditional education model, which has been in place since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, no longer optimally prepares children to meaningfully contribute to a world that values self-motivation, meaning, empathy, and creativity over compliance. In the 21st century, schools need to empower students to develop independent and critical thought, entrepreneurship, self-direction, and collaborative capabilities.
  • We offer these opportunities as part of a teaching philosophy that encourages meaningful inquiry and interdisciplinary work, and we utilize blended learning to meet the needs of each student. Thanks to our association with Khan Academy, we are leveraging the power of technology to humanize the classroom.
  • To learn more about our model and what we do, please visit our website: khanlabschool.org.
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KLS is a great home for families who care about strong academics without the stress of "doing school". Mastery-based learning means no gaps in one's education, project-based learning means kids are engaged and have agency in the learning process. There is 1-on-1 advising and a curriculum for teaching social and emotional learning. It's a small school with an emphasis on mixed-age learning and tutoring which really fosters community and compassion, not competition.
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