School For Independent Learners

  • At School For Independent Learners, courses are taught in the ultimate student centered format one teacher, one student.
  • Our one-to-one setting provides a tremendous opportunity for accelerated progress and self-directed learning.
  • Teachers tailor course content with respect to each student's interests, goals, and abilities.
  • We employ a philosophy of mastery learning to ensure that students master course material, at their own pace.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2005
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students27 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade School For Independent Learners Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size1 students
Number of AP Courses27 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP German Language, AP Government & Politics: Comparative, AP Government & Politics: US, AP Latin: Virgil, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is by each hour of in class instruction.

School Notes

  • At School For Independent Learners, courses are taught in the ultimate student centered format one teacher, one student. Our one-to-one setting provides a tremendous opportunity for accelerated progress and self-directed learning. Teachers tailor course content with respect to each student's interests, goals, and abilities. We employ a philosophy of mastery learning to ensure that students master course material, at their own pace.
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    (650)209-3050
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  • Campbell
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    11.7 miles
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    (408)898-8627
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    33.4 miles
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    Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    (408)782-7177
    33.4 NS-12
    517

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The average private school tuition in California is $11,369 for elementary schools and $19,928 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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