Kino Learning Center Photo #1 - Kino School in Tucson, Arizona
Kino Learning Center Photo #1 - Kino School in Tucson, Arizona
Kino Learning Center Photo #2 - The first unit of Speculative Fiction is on artificial intelligence. Students began the year talking about Asimov`s Three Laws of Robotics and made a poster of their own laws. This week, students started reading Phillip K. Dick`s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The class then began discussing the rights of AI and answered discussion questions on the symbolism and
Kino Learning Center Photo #3 - Students started the year by reading the original four Grimm`s Fairy Tales that are featured in the play Into the Woods. They also wrote their own fractured fairy tale interpretations of the stories. They begin every class with improvisation activities and theater terminology.
Kino Learning Center Photo #4 - Chicken training students worked with Lisa to do taste test preferences with their chickens, and animal care students worked on maintenance and taking care of the donkeys and chickens.
Kino Learning Center Photo #5 - Primary Math is working on patterns, telling time and making clocks, and writing their numbers. They also learned even and odd numbers, greater than and less than by playing "War" with cards, and basic addition and subtraction.
Kino Learning Center Photo #6 - Art History with Jennifer has been studying ancient Egyptian art and prehistoric art. They then made canopic jars and painted an Egyptian god or goddess. Currently, they are doing a survey of famous art history paintings, and they must select and re-appropriate a famous painting.
Kino Learning Center Photo #7 - Alexis is pictured working on a re-appropriation of Van Gogh`s Starry Night.
Kino Learning Center Photo #8 - Criminal Procedures discussed probable cause, reasonable suspicion, and exceptions to the warrant requirement. Junior High U.S. History is discussing the Encounter Era, wherein Europeans made first contact with Native Americans.
Kino Learning Center Photo #9 - Primary Language Arts students are working on developing reading and writing skills. This week they drew and told stories about their friends, their best day, and their worst day. They read Animal Friends, Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Hippos Go Berserk! They also decorated their caterpillars with glitter.
Kino is a progressive school that emphasizes community, responsibility, critical thinking, and creativity.
Students learn that they are ultimately responsible for their own learning and that they are valuable members of both the school community and of the world around them.
Daily tours are available. Please call 520-297-7278 for more information or to schedule a tour.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 53 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,800
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Kino recognizes that everyone has a unique learning style
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
53 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$8800 Primary and elementary $9300 Junior high and high school

School Notes

  • Kino is nationally recognized for innovative and progressive education, pioneering many of the teaching strategies promoted by education professionals:
  • student responsibility and choice
  • hands-on experiential learning
  • multi-age groupings
  • learning and writing across the curriculum
  • frequent field trips
  • self-evaluation
  • a recognition that there are a wide variety of learning styles.
Profile last updated: 10/26/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Kino School has been and continues to be an amazing experience for our children and family. We appreciate the family-friendly start time, we can drop our children off between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. Kino's no homework philosophy has meant more quality time with our children after school, and fewer arguments. Kino has an animal center where we volunteer on the weekends to feed animals. Within a few months, we noticed a change in how our children communicated with us--there was a new depth and understanding. Our children actually enjoyed telling us about their day at school and they made new friends quickly. Conversations with teachers are frequent and focused on learning and the skills/behaviors needed to be contributing members of the Kino School. If you are looking for options for your children, I highly encourage you to pick up the phone and call. Schedule a tour for yourself and a 3-day visit for your child(ren). We considered several schools including Basis Oro Valley, The Academy of Arts & Sciences, and Desert Christian School. We selected Kino School because 90% of its graduates go on to complete college education and contribute to the betterment of their community.
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This is an oasis for kids not built for traditional schools. I owe them 100% for helping get my son graduated. We had been in and out of many schools trying to find the right fit. Thank God for them because my son is now 23, bought his first home at 21 and is successfully running his own business. Kino saved my family and I am forever in debt! If your child is struggling in public school, you owe your child an opportunity to learn and grow here. You won`t be disappointed!
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Most important in education and in my child's education is building relationships. Students at Kino are fostered and cared for not only academically but also emotionally in the most positive way. This is best for creating happy healthy members of our society.
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Kino School actually covers all grade levels through 12th Grade. The academic programs are unique in that they are truly designed around the students . I have 2 sons that attend, 7th and 9th graders, and they are learning and having fun at the same time. They go out on field trips all the time - since learning and life are one.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 53 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,800
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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