A tuition-free learning experience

At Prenda, we see the hearts and minds of humans as the single most important resource on Earth. Every one of us has unlimited capacity to solve problems, reason, inspire, build, create, fail, iterate, and grow. Empowerment is the key to unlocking that potential.

A Tuition-Free Learning Experience

At Prenda, we see the hearts and minds of humans as the single most important resource on Earth. Inside every one of us is a beautiful brain with the capacity to solve problems, reason, inspire, build, create, fail, iterate, and grow. Empowerment is the key to unlocking that potential.

A Tuition-Free Learning Experience

At Prenda, we see the hearts and minds of humans as the single most important resource on Earth. Inside every one of us is a beautiful brain with the capacity to solve problems, reason, inspire, build, create, fail, iterate, and grow. Empowerment is the key to unlocking that potential.

Learning modes

Our model provide the structure to our research-based, holistic learning approach. Students begin their day with Connect, then Conquer, then Collaborate, and end with Create. Together, these modes were developed to empower students with the gift of learning how to learn.

Connect

Foster a culture of connection

This is an intentional time at the beginning of the day meant to foster a culture of connection, psychological safety, acceptance, and respect. Built around Prenda’s core values and empowerment principles (C.A.M.P.), they create a strong sense of community in our microschools, Guides, and students.

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Conquer

Build a strong academic foundation

Using cutting-edge, state standard-aligned, online learning tools, students dive into their core subjects. Every learner is different, so we help curate a unique plan for each student. We use low-stress, diagnostic testing to locate learning gaps and get students working at their just-right level and pace.

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Collaborate

Develop leadership and problem-solving skills

During Collaborate Mode, students engage in inquiry-based research, debates, socratic discussions, experiments, service learning, and problem-solving experiences that help them become people who think deeply about the world around them and how they interact with others.

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Create

Discover interests and expand authentic creativity

Create Mode is a time for exploration—filled with project-based activities in STEM, history, research, writing, science, performance arts, and mindset. Students create videos, reports, computer programs, gardens, posters, essays, dance routines, business storefronts, journals, paintings, dioramas, and more!

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At Prenda, students get the chance to fully comprehend each topic before moving on. This approach minimizes knowledge gaps and removes the psychological damage of bad grades, self-labeling, and peer comparison.
Students collaborate to put together a Finding Nemo puzzle.Prenda students putting their hands together to show teamwork and collaboration.

Empowerment principles

At Prenda, school doesn't happen to you. Here, kids take ownership of their education. The learner is the doer, the mover, the becomer. The empowerment principles (we often refer to them as C.A.M.P.) help kids look at learning through this lens. Skills within each of these principles are nurtured in Connect Mode and set students up for success in all other areas of their learning.

Community
I impact those around me with my words and actions. 

Awareness and empathy for self and others are tools you want in your toolbox to navigate school and life. Students develop and practice social-emotional skills through collaborative activities and thoughtfully-designed lessons. 

Autonomy
I am a capable, resourceful, and empowered learner. 

Having the opportunity to choose and take ownership is empowering! Students pursue topics that interest them, set their own goals, and learn at their own pace. Guides support, monitor, and encourage kids as they dare greatly and learn how to learn. 

Mindset
I can choose how I see myself and the world around me.

Thanks to decades of research and this amazing concept called neuroplasticity, we know that intelligence is not fixed. Mastery is achieved through effort and productive struggle. Students learn to seek out challenges, navigate frustration, and grow. 

Purpose
I am in pursuit of my best self and discovering who I want to be.

Confidence is great. Confidence paired with a sense of purpose is even better. Guides nurture each student’s relationship with self and support them as they uncover who they want to be, what they want to learn, and how they plan on achieving their goals. 

Core values

Prenda’s core values are the foundation of our culture. Prenda Guides model the values, students embody them, and parents see how they impact the lives of their young learners in all that they do. 

Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion.

Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.

Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion

Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.

Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion

Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.

Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion

Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.