Summer at KLS

We're excited to announce that our summer programs will be back this year, serving two distinct age groups: K–6th grade at our Palo Alto campus and 7–11th grade at our Mountain View campus.

Join our summer program for rising 7-11th graders to blend of learning and creativity! 

Students can explore cutting-edge technology in our Innovation Hub, apply geometry to fields like architecture and coding, and learn traditional and digital animation techniques. Each session concludes with a showcase where students present their completed projects to friends and family. With open studio times for flexible schedules and independent work, this summer promises to be both educational and fun!

Session Dates
Session One: July 8-July 19
Exhibition on Friday, July 19 at 3pm (families are welcome to attend)

Session Two: July 22–August 2
Exhibition on Friday, August 2 at 3pm (families are welcome to attend)

Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm

$1500 per two-week session

Hosted at our Upper School campus at 1200 Villa Street in Mountain View

Course Descriptions for 7-11th graders

Taught by: Iliana Flohr, KLS Alum
All the world's a stage. . . . Dive into the world of Shakespeare this summer! We will engage with Shakespeare's work through an acting lens with fun activities, theatre games, group projects, and acting outdoors. Students will explore Shakespeare's language: poetic style, iambic pentameter rhythm, literary devices, and more. They will learn how to analyze an advanced text through memorization and performance. Students will enjoy acting out characters, directing scenes, and crafting their own scripts. Each student will develop acting abilities and their own individual performance style. As students delve into acting, they will also learn skills in voice projection, self-expression, public speaking, and teamwork.

With 8 years of experience acting in American Youth Shakespeare and over 9 plays, Iliana has developed a deep appreciation for Shakespeare's work and a love for acting and theatre. Iliana studied for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Level 3 Solo Shakespeare exam, and designed and taught her own 10-week drama course based on the play Hamlet to a class of 16 KLS seniors in 2024. Iliana is excited to adapt her favorite aspects of that course to an engaging summer camp format.

Advanced Topics in Geometry 
Taught by: Coming Soon!
Already learned the foundations of Geometry through Khan Academy, and want to dive deeper? This class is a project-based intensive course in applications of geometry to a wide range of topics, from architecture and engineering design to urban planning, and even some coding and art! We’ll spend part of each day learning a new topic, doing collaborative problem-solving, and will spend our afternoons in the “studio” – an entirely hands-on portion of the class, directed by a math expert and guided by your passion!

*Note: To earn high school credit for Geometry, students must register and attend both sessions (for a total of 4 weeks) to ensure that this course encompasses the same number of hours as a year-long program. Additionally, students need to complete Geometry and Trigonometry courses on Khan Academy.

Innovate and Create: Exploring the Digital and Physical World

Taught by Baxter Smith, KLS Innovation Hub Director
A unique blend of digital and hands-on activities, students will unleash their creativity and learn through a combination of technology and practical projects. This class will empower students to explore and shape the future through a combination of digital and hands-on activities. They will delve into cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printing, laser cutting, microcontrollers, and VR, while also engaging in hands-on projects to apply their knowledge and bring their ideas to life. Through this class, students will become the architects of the digital and physical world of tomorrow.

Taught by Peter Wallis, KLS Artist-In-Residence
Learn a variety of techniques and refine your artistic style. This course will cover both traditional and digital animation methods, providing a comprehensive exploration of the field. Through collaborative group projects, you'll have the chance to apply what you've learned and see your ideas come to life in motion. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to create independent work, build a portfolio of animations, and work on a final individual project. From developing characters to mastering advanced processes like rotoscoping using Adobe software, this course offers a supportive community of fellow animators to help you succeed. Don't miss out on the chance to bring your ideas to life through animation this summer!

Join our summer program for rising K-6th graders to explore their interests and passions! 

We are excited to partner with local organizations to provide a wide range of enrichment classes for students to explore their interests and passions. The Summer Program will be structured to include two blocks—morning and afternoon—and families will be able to sign up for either the morning, afternoon, or for the full day by selecting both blocks.  

Session Dates

July 1 – July 26*

*Due to the July 4 holiday, the first week will include July 1-3. Our campus will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.


Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm

Varies depending on your selection, starting at $500 per week for a full day

Hosted at our Lower School campus at 3233 Cowper St in Palo Alto

Course Descriptions for K-6th graders
EnActe Arts: Let's Make a Play! (K-6th)
This exciting summer course with EnActe will allow students to devise a brand-new play based around a popular story. Students will find engagement through creative writing and improvisational exercises to develop a script. Congruently, our experienced instructor will work with the students utilizing their voices and bodies to create compelling characters.
A typical session looks like:
• 1 hour, story work
• 1 hour, acting skills
• 1 hour, rehearsal
FINAL TAKEAWAY: The students will then bring the entire project to life in a final performance. 
EnActe Arts: Cartoon Voice Over (1st-6th)
Welcome to "Cartoon Voice Over," a unique course that seamlessly blends the art of animated film creation with the intricacies of character development and voice acting. In this course, students embark on a journey from watching animated films (ranging from 3 to 8 minutes) to delving into comprehensive story analysis and design. By examining logical and narrative structures, students cultivate critical thinking skills essential for creatively constructing compelling stories. Each class concludes with students having a well-defined outline for a coherent narrative, honing their ability to communicate persuasively through storytelling. Building upon this foundation, the course shifts focus to character development, emphasizing physicality and vocality to instill empathy, immersion, and articulation. Students engage in a hands-on experience by being virtually recorded in sync with a pre-animated piece. This dual approach not only introduces the story aspects of animation, but also teaches performance skills!
Coach Ken Soccer Academy: Coach Ken Soccer (K-6th)
Our professional, positive staff teach developmentally appropriate soccer skills that emphasize creativity and develop motor skills through fun-filled games and challenges. Players are divided into groups of 6-10 by age and level.  
Mad Science of the Bay Area: Jet Cadets (1st-5th)
Explore the basic principles of flight, ride a hovercraft, build airplanes, and construct balloon copters! This hands-on Mad Science program teaches you all about aerodynamics and the world above us!
Mad Science of the Bay Area: Wacky Robots & Widgets (1st-5th)
Whether you love to build things or destroy them, this camp includes lots of both! Design and build structures using simple tools and your imagination! The machine madness starts when you discover how different machines, both simple and complex, are used in our daily lives.
Mad Science of the Bay Area: Spy Academy (1st-5th)
From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers check out spy tech equipment and take-home lots of gadgets! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on view of the science that spies and detectives use!
Mad Science of the Bay Area: NASA: Journey into Outer Space (1st-5th)
Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery. See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work as we explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond! It’s out of this world!
Diets and Life Inc.- Food Explorers Club (K-2nd and 3rd-6th)
Food Explorers Club Summer Camp - is an engaging and hands-on culinary experience designed for young chefs. Throughout the camp, participants will delve into the world of summer-fresh, local, and vibrant ingredients.
Bay Area Chess: All Level Chess! (K-6th)
Fun and Learning with the biggest non-profit Chess provider!  We serve All-levels, all abilities!  Learn patience, strategies big and small, team-spirit, analysis, tactics and how to win/lose with grace in this all-encompassing chess camp. 
Bricks4Kidz: STEM Learning w/ LEGO® - Game On with Mario (K-5th)
It’s-a me! LEGO® Mario! During this camp week, campers will bring the world of Super Mario to life. Whether they decide to race with LEGO® Mario Karts, or run with LEGO® Yoshi, campers will shout “WAHOO!” as they build our LEGO® Robots. They’ll gain power-ups as the build 3D LEGO® 1-Up mushrooms. And with our LEGO® Mosaic Art, they’ll make Toad say, “Thank you Mario, but our LEGO® princess is in another castle!” Campers will have a Super Mario Blast all week long! Let’s-a go!
Bricks4Kidz: STEM Learning w/ LEGO® - Amusement Park Rides (K-5th)
Get your ticket to ride at Bricks 4 Kidz very own Amusement Park! Campers will build a ride, learning how to make things spin, roll, turn, and rock. Then they will take what they have learned to design their own thrills and challenges. This camp is full of fun, learning, making friendships and more! Mosaics, 3D builds, motorized Lego models and more!
Bricks4Kidz: STEM Learning w/ LEGO®- Super Hero Academy (K-5th)
Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a week building super Heroes with Lego. Explore caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with Lego bricks based on the popularity of Marvel and DC super Heroes, this creative camp will feature Lego mosaics, 3D Lego builds, Motorized Lego projects, and more!
Art School of SF Bay: Sculpt and Draw Animals (K-2nd)
This session is great for all animal lovers out there! You will learn about animal forms, study different animal groups; learn techniques for creating textures specific for different animals.
Art School of SF Bay: Arts and Crafts of Summer (K-2nd)
Enjoy a variety of art mediums: master mosaics, printmaking, stained glass painting, collage, sculpting, and painting and drawing summer scenery! Fun and educational camp for beginner artists.
Art School of SF Bay: Watercolor 101 (3rd-6th)
This camp covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and  additives, and even such advanced techniques as watercolor underpainting. 
Art School of SF Bay: Comic Art Camp (3rd-6th)
Do you often find yourself doodling characters in different positions, but always alone on a page, willing to move further? Are you a fan of comic art and would like to try your hand at it? Or, maybe, you draw comic books, and would like professional advice? We have a camp for you!

Register your child online. Registration is first come, first served and space is limited! Families must register for a full session of camp; there are no daily sign ups. The first week of the Summer Program for K–6th grade will be three days, July 1st  through July 3rd. Subsequent weeks will be five days, Monday-Friday. Make sure to input your payment method upon registration. 

Refund Policy
You will be charged in full for the camp upon registration. Any cancellations or withdrawals prior to May 1st will be fully refunded. However, cancellations after May 1 will be subject to a 10% withdrawal penalty. The last day to cancel any camp is June 1. Please note that there will be no refund available for cancellations or withdrawals after June 1. There are no credits or transfers after the week of camp has started.

Reach out to or call Khan Lab School (650) 489-0071 



Our Summer Program for Kindergarten–6th grade will be hosted at our Lower School campus at 3233 Cowper St in Palo Alto. Our Summer Program for 7–11th grade will be hosted at our Upper School campus at 1200 Villa Street in Mountain View.

Lunch and Snacks
Please note that KLS is a nut-free campus. Each full day participant needs to bring a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Lunch and snacks will not be provided by KLS. Please do not send food that needs to be prepared, refrigerated or heated.