(Prisma Australasia dates differ)
We'd love to get to know you, hear what you dream of for your child's education, and share whatever you're curious to learn about Prisma!
A friendly 30-minute live video conversation where our Head of School gets to know your child and family. In addition to making sure Prisma is mutually a great fit, this time equips us to intentionally match each learner with their mentor coach, peer community, and math group, which creates a personalized schedule for your child.
We move fast, so expect a decision within 3 days of your child's interview. (If you applied for a Prisma Scholarship, notice will match our scholarship awards timeline.)
Secure your child's Prisma seat and unlock everything they'll need to learn with us (from our Tech Setup Guide to the Prisma Family Hub and Prisma Parent Community).
Many kinds of families choose Prisma! Some Prisma families are experienced homeschoolers who are looking for a bit more community, or support teaching higher level academic subjects. Some Prisma families were previously enrolled in public or private schools that just weren't meeting the needs of their children: due to rigid, dry curriculum; ineffective teaching; lack of inclusion for kids who learn differently; a toxic peer culture; or some combination. Some Prisma families want to take advantage of the increased flexibility offered by learning online to travel the world, spend more time together, or pursue passions (some Prisma kids are professional actors or athletes). And some Prisma families simply realized that the old way of educating kids wasn't making sense for the 21st century and decided to join the revolution!
Our Admissions page has all the details regarding the application process and what to expect!
Yes! We have many siblings at Prisma. (We recommend that your children each have access to a computer rather than sharing one).
Prisma is an online private school, so you are not technically homeschooling in most areas when you enroll in Prisma. Because K-12 education is regulated at the state (and even local school district) level, we aren’t able to provide a singular response for what notification you may be required to provide or what steps you may need to take where you live. We’ve found that the majority of US states simply require a family to formally withdraw their child from public school—typically by filling out a form that can be obtained either online and/or at your local public school where you state the reason for not attending public school as attending private school instead.
A minority of US states classify students who attend an online private school not specifically based in the student’s state of residence as homeschooled. To our present knowledge, CA, LA, MA, MD, NY and PA operate this way. If you live in one of those US states, you can reach out to your local district to learn how to homeschool in your local area.