Khan Lab School

Khan Lab School is an internationally recognized, non-profit, mastery-based K-12 school founded by Salman Khan in 2014 to cultivate his student-centered philosophy in a physical school environment.
Lower School Campus is located at 3233 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Upper School Campus is located at 1200 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Our mission: We are a community of learners empowering every student to navigate their own path.
Our model is designed to make time and space for every student to build a strong foundational knowledge, have voice & choice in their learning, and develop their social-emotional and excecutive skills so they are prepared to navigate their own path in a collaborative world.
Khan Lab School's dual enrollment partnership with Foothill College ensures students can extend their interests and pursue college-level studies while in high school.
The Class of 2021 was our first graduating senior class. KLS graduates have been accepted to excellent four-year universities and colleges nationwide.
We belong to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and are accredited by Cognia and the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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Khan Lab School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
295 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%

Academics and Faculty

List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 9 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Lower School: $31,150 Upper School: $34,900


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
After School Enrichment Program, Leadership Team, Robotics Team, Student Council, Student-led clubs

School Notes

  • Founded in 2014, Khan Lab School is a non-profit, mastery-based school with two campuses in the heart of Silicon Valley.Created by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy and author of One World Schoolhouse, Khan Lab School has served as a site of innovationfor teaching and learning. Our student-centered approach ignites students' curiosity, promotesindependent learners,and encourages students to pursue projects that align with their interests and ambitions. As a mastery-based school, we focus on the learning outcomes that matter most and evaluate student growth with meaningful metrics rather than traditional letter grades.
  • To learn more, please visit our website:
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Khan Lab School offer?
Khan Lab School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is Khan Lab School's ranking?
Khan Lab School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Khan Lab School?
The application deadline for Khan Lab School is Jan. 9 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 9 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Khan Lab School located?
Khan Lab School is located in the Shoreline West neighborhood of Mountain View, CA. There are 2 other private schools located in Shoreline West.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
This school expects us to get 90%, and yet gives us no time to prepare. I`m a longtime student and this school has ruined my mental health and I can`t leave because the school tells my parents lies about how "good" KLS is. I can`t wait to graduate from this place.
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For the past 2 years, new leadership has been pushing a more conventional education model for ease and convenience. Khan Lab School was once revolutionary, but now it is overrated. Teachers used to have a major voice in the school's vision and execution of it's mission, but now just follow the administration's directions.
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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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The average private school tuition in Santa Clara County, CA is $23,244 for elementary schools and $30,849 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Clara County, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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