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Everyone's a teacher. Everyone's a student.

Dominic LiechtiWelcome to Khan Lab School. 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.

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.

Today’s 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 browse our Vision & Learning Design. To read about the educators who work closely with our students each day, Meet Our Team and explore Stories from KLS.

Thank you for joining us as we pioneer a new model of education.

Sincerely,

Dominic Liechti
Executive Director & Head of School