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1200 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 , Tel: +1 (650) 489-0071

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Khan Lab School Ratings & Reviews

September 26, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Perspective from my son, age 13:I'm a student at Khan Lab School in the sixth Independence Level. At KLS, if you, the student, have an idea of how to better the school, you are encouraged to express and advocate for it. Brandon, the Head of Middle & Upper School, set up a whiteboard specifically for student ideas, and it has received usage. In KLS’s Middle & Upper School, students rotate the responsibility every week of maintaining our space. All that was given to us was a list of the seven students, including me, who would be the week's cleaners. On day one of cleaning duty, there was no organization; everyone grabbed wipes and, by the end, each table had been wiped clean three times. Great for the tables, not great for the dirty door handles and furniture and the in-need-of-sweeping floors. By Thursday, however, in our ten-minute morning meeting, a staff member brought up the disjointed effort and requested that door handles and side rooms be wiped and that floors be swept. I took charge. Raising my hand, I suggested that all students on cleaning duty meet me to organize who would do what. Everyone was eager to improve our process, and that day I learned a key lesson in team management: ensure that everyone has a clear task that they can see contributes to an end goal. Our space was also significantly cleaner with the new system. But I didn't want my revelations to be forgotten the following week with the new rotation, so, after the fateful Thursday's cleaning I wrote down two suggestions on Brandon's public ideas forum to streamline the process for the future. Sure enough, by the next day's meeting, Brandon had seen and considered my ideas, and he asked me to type them up and email the document to him! My ideas had been heard and wanted, but more could be done. A fellow student who had helped with cleaning on Thursday brought up the issue of the Clorox wipes we were using to clean. They were chemical to the touch and smelled very strongly of cleaning agents. With the mindset that a problem at KLS is an opportunity for improvement, this student and I talked to Chi-Ray, the Head of Operations & Technology, and expressed our feelings. He told us that if we could find a better alternative that didn't cost more and was a disinfectant, he would implement it. That’s why this student and I spent two hours researching a better solution to KLS's cleaning, and we found it. We wrote a short report laying down the numbers and demonstrating that, if KLS adopted our proposal, it would save over $100 by the end of the year! Khan Lab School is still growing in many senses. What I'm most confident in, however, is the mentality that, if there is a problem, you, student or faculty, can fix it.
December 05, 2016 Submitted by a parent
Khan Lab School has helped transform our 10 year old daughter from a passive learner who was slowly losing her zest for learning into an active and engaged student who loves coming to school each day.At age 8 at her old school, she had begun to doubt her abilities as a student, was bored with the "one size fits all" curriculum, and seemed to be losing her creative spark.Since coming to KLS, she has grown into a focused and self-motivated learner. As a family, we love that KLS has exposed her to a truly diverse set of students, teachers, and families -- all of whom are passionate about reinventing education and caring for students as individuals. The school's model emphasizes independence, and our daughter (10) has learned how to set her own weekly and long term goals in the core academic areas (i.e. Math, Reading, Writing, Computing, and a world language), as well as in wellness and social emotional learning. She challenges herself in areas beyond academics, like "risk-taking". With support from her teacher and peers, she went to a week-long science and nature camp with her class, even thought she was afraid to sleep away from home.Our daughters' teachers are creative, innovative, funny, kind and thoughtful. We are confident that they really know her and care about her.A favorite part of her school day is Studio Time (2 hours per day). The teachers design rigorous, interdisciplinary projects every term for the students' project-based learning (PBL). The students all work on group projects every afternoon. We have seen a big increase in her engagement in learning through both her self-paced work and the PBL.Khan Lab School is wonderful for our daughter, and we are confident it is preparing her academically, socially and creatively for the world that awaits her.
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