About Us

We use real tools, hands on materials, and we combine academic rigor with lively enrichment based activities to instill a love for learning. 

Mission

OMS is redefining education. We take best practices from learning and the brain and couple them with innovative project-based experiential learning. We meet students’ individual needs through a personalised learning approach that is flexible, trusting, and meaningful. The daily work in our diverse classrooms focuses on the community outside of the classroom and bridges the traditional school experience with connections to our community outside the classroom.

Vision

Open Mind School is built on the firm belief that learning should transcend the classroom walls into the community. Students should actively participate in their own learning and experience meaningful learning based on inquiry, community outreach, testing new materials and products.

The combination of trusted professionals and creative students develop kind hearted, hard working and fun loving citizens for the world.

Our Staff

After touring the entire world… we found the best people!

Marina

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Janelle

Education Department Director

Marcel

Fitness director

Lisa

Speech and communication specialist

Erika

Lead Developer of Integrated Learning Programs

Adam

Lead Behaviorist

Ellen

Researcher and Consultant

Dan

Behavior Team
Supervisor

Stephanie

Guidance Counselor

Annah

Elementary school teacher

Victoria

Creative Design
Lab Studio Instructor

Taylor

fitness coach

Carin

Science and math
teacher

Andy

Mentor

Daniel F.

Mentor

Larbi

Mentor

Matthew

Mentor

Selena

Mentor

Vanessa

Mentor

frequently ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the eligibility and application process?

We accept and review applications for new students on a rolling basis throughout the year. The number of openings varies depending on the number of students enrolled in the classroom. To get started please fill out The New Family Intake Form. After receiving the intake we schedule an initial phone call with the executive director.

What grades does the school cover?

Open Mind School is a Pre-K to 12th grade school.

What are your hours?

The school day runs 8:30-12:30 for part day early elementary and 8:30-2:00 for full day early elementary. Upper elementary, middle school, and high school students have classes 9:00-2:30pm. We offer early morning drop ins and after school services until 6:00pm.

What summer programs and after school programs are currently available?

Please see our list of classes.

What is the tuition or payment structure?

Please contact Open Mind School for further details regarding tuition and the payment structure. 

Can I visit Open Mind School?

Yes. We work hard to minimize the distraction of observers and are sensitive to the privacy of students and families; so we limit the tours to twice a month. We do our best to only have families and professionals already in the intake/hiring process tour the classrooms. You need to schedule a tour time directly with the director. The best way to get a school tour is to fill out the interested family form and request a tour request a tour at info@openmindschool.org.

How long is your school year?

We are a year round school. We operate all twelve months with some holidays. Please see our academic calendar  for a complete list.

WANNA KNOW MORE?

Open Mind School is a research-lab school in Silicon Valley. Explore programs and resources on our website.