Prenda is a social, personalized K-8 education. Combining the best of educational technology, best practices, and a growth mindset, Prenda allows children of various backgrounds and needs to work with caring mentors in a safe, academically empowering environment.
What is a “Microschool?”
We don’t like overcrowded classrooms, but we also believe that kids learn best when social activities are involved. In small classrooms of 8-10 students, we ensure kids thrive in academic, standards-based subjects and also use socially engaging and stimulating group work to help develop learners’ creativity, resilience, and resourcefulness.
Where are these schools?
We currently operate in Arizona, with Prenda microschools servicing over a hundred students from schools in various geographies—rural, suburban, and urban.
The schools themselves operate out of homes, community centers, libraries or anywhere that is an effective place for learning.
Is Prenda a public or private school?
Prenda partners with schools to operate publicly funded microschools, mentored by guides in the students’ neighborhoods. Kids can catch up in areas they struggle, excel in their strengths, or simply explore learning in a less formal yet academically challenging environment.
What is a guide?
At the core of our educational philosophy is the concept of autonomy and ownership. Kids learn best when they believe in themselves and feel empowered to solve problems they face. This can be challenging to help kids understand when a teacher is telling them where to be and what to do all day.
We use guides; caring, passionate adults who are not experts in every subject. Their primary role in the classroom is to mentor students to set ambitious goals, ensure a safe and stimulating learning environment, and motivate students to achieve their potential as learners
Contact a Prenda representative today to learn more.
“Prenda has given my son new excitement for learning. I am seeing amazing growth in him. The guides truly care and help to create an environment that invites learning and growth.” — M.B., mom