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We are the world's first co-learning network that gives kids the freedom to be their best selves.
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Open to kids going into grades 4-8 in Fall 2020
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A virtual experience with powerful in-person opportunities

While the foundation of our model is at-home, virtual learning, our learners are grouped into cohorts of 15-20 peers who live nearby to create opportunities for in-person socialization and collaboration. We also organize dynamic in-person experiences, from a kickoff orientation to experiential learning trips, volunteer work, and internships. Learners split their time each day between live online group collaboration and independent, self-directed learning.

Facilitated by a dynamic, expert learning coach

At Prisma, there are no boring lectures, no teacher-dominated discussions and no pointless busy work. Each cohort of learners is facilitated and supported by a local adult learning coach. Our coaches facilitate discussions, help learners set and meet goals, and provide 1-on-1 mentorship and feedback. We carefully select our coaches for their unique ability to bring out the very best in every learner.

Learn what matters to you

A learning experience designed to help kids discover their interests, hone their skills, develop their worldview, and prepare them for the world of tomorrow.
Knowledge
Our learners prepare for high school academics by diving deep into topics that interest them in each of seven core disciplines: Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Tech & Design, Arts & Culture and Self & Wellness. Kids select from engaging themed topics like "Pleasure Reading," "Filmmaking," "Brain Science," and "Futurology," and earn Knowledge Badges by following their curiosity through research, creative mini-tasks, and three open-ended long-term projects per year.
Life Skills
At Prisma, kids get the chance to build key skills for lifelong happiness that aren't typically included in curriculum, like oral and written communication skills, financial literacy, habit formation, time management, and public speaking. In our twice-weekly Life Skills workshops, learners engage in discussions, hands-on group projects, and frequent visits from expert guests.
Worldview
Kids today are getting ready to enter a society fraught with challenges, and we think it’s never too early to start discussing world issues. Learners at Prisma develop their opinions and learn to express themselves confidently through rich Socratic discussions, following current events, and real-world service learning.
Mastery
What if every child finished school with at least one deep passion that they had pursued to mastery? That dream becomes a reality at Prisma, where each student engages in many hours of deliberate practice to become an expert in at least one skill of their choice, from speaking Mandarin to playing guitar to fixing broken electronics.

A more accessible alternative

Access to a cutting-edge, high-quality education shouldn't depend on your zip code, and it shouldn't cost tens of thousands of dollars per year. At Prisma, we are striving to leverage technology to build a new kind of educational model that can reach more kids for less money than traditional private or alternative schools.

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At-home-schooling on autopilot

We offer all the benefits of schooling at home (a flexible, self-paced, learner-centric education) without the usual frustrations. No more will parents need to source curriculum, worry about finding peer socialization opportunities, piece together assignments to create portfolios or transcripts, or keep up with homeschool regulations. We need families who are committed to our model, and we need a trusted adult to be at home while your child is learning, but that’s about it.

Who is Prisma for?

We think our approach will offer a more well-rounded education for any young person. We’re likely to be of special interest to the following groups.
Kids who say “I hate school”
It is heartbreaking how many students are prevented from being their best selves in their current school environment. Whether your child is craving the chance to go deeper or faster, frustrated by a lack of relevance, crushed by an unsupportive social environment, or stressed out by grades, homework, and early mornings, we've designed Prisma to be a place that brings joy back into learning.
Families disappointed by local options
Zip code should not determine your child’s access to a quality education, but it often does. If you think your child deserves a top-notch education that includes passionate, dedicated coaches, supportive peers, and a safe, inclusive environment and you can’t find this in your neighborhood, we may be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
Homeschooling families
For families who homeschool or have always wished they could, we offer an easy approach that provides all the usual benefits (a flexible, self-paced, learner-centric education) without the usual challenges (finding curriculum, tracking and documenting student progress, meeting state requirements, socialization etc).
Rebels, idealists, and lifelong learners
If you believe learning can’t be measured only by test scores and grades, that learning can’t be limited to subjects like math and history, that learning should be about more than college prep to eventually land a good job, Prisma is your place! Join us in revolutionizing education while learning the way you've always wanted.
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