This brick-and-mortar lab school launched by the founder of Khan Academy, Sal Khan, is dedicated to research-based instruction and furthering innovation in education. Khan Lab School serves students ages 5-14+ and is launching a high school in September 2017. Khan Lab School's purpose is to develop new, personalized practices that center around the student. In keeping with Sal Khan’s "One World Schoolhouse" philosophy, KLS provides an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach. The academic experience is coordinated by a team of Advisors, Content Specialists, and Associate Teachers who guide students through gradually increasing levels of independence.
At Sudbury Valley School, students explore the world freely, at their own pace and in their own unique ways. They learn to think for themselves, and learn to use Information Age tools to unearth the knowledge they need from multiple sources. They develop the ability to make clear logical arguments and deal with complex ethical issues. Through self-initiated activities, they pick up the basics; as they direct their lives, they take responsibility for outcomes, set priorities, allocate resources, and work with others in a vibrant community.