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A Community of Strong Girls

Monday, April 24, 2017

Older students volunteer to help our younger students during lunch and recess Although Khan Lab School is coeducational, we receive many questions specific to female applicants throughout our admissions process. In an effort to address these questions in a meaningful way, we've created resources for families of girls. Read below for an excerpt or view How Our Model of Education Empowers Girls.

We Cultivate a Community of Strong Girls

As team members at Khan Lab School, we are often taken aback by what students accomplish on their own. Because we encourage students to take risks and to cultivate a love of learning, we find that they take action on their passions. Our girls have started human rights and Harry Potter clubs at school, organized an all-school Talent Show, participated in hackathons, and starred in community theater productions. One of our 9-year-old students won a playwriting competition, two of our girls founded an art class for younger students, and several more students are teaching a robotics course at the Mountain View Public Library.

Painting an orphanage together on a group trip to Cuba Camping out on the Orientation Trip Working together at IndieBio, a local biotech accelerator, during KLS Intersession Students with their Khan Academy Mentors Performing at the Talent Show, organized by students With Sophie, Advisor & French Language Specialist, on the 2017 Ski Trip Painting together at school Celebrating Valentine's Day with Advisor Mikki Selling handmade crafts to help protect elephants Demonstrating martial arts for the whole school Hanging out during a break at school

Perhaps most importantly, we encourage all of our students to celebrate one another and to work in collaboration rather than competition. Our team strives to demonstrate through our actions that we challenge and inspire one another, lifting up each other’s strengths and taking ownership of our roles. We value our differences, and because of this, we are a school where students thrive.

If you believe your daughter may be a good fit for our school, please reach out to us here! You will receive an email from our Admissions Director with more information about our application process.