Da Vinci Schools are among the very finest I've seen.
-- Dr. David Brown, former Executive Director, Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
We are grateful that our work is making a difference locally, nationally and internationally.
More than 1,500 educators from six continents have come to Da Vinci to study our innovative curriculum model. We serve as a best practice demonstration site for LAUSD as part of a Career Pathways grant from the state's Department of Education for programs linking learning and career and technical education. Da Vinci also has been a destination for many visiting dignitaries, public figures, conference participants, philanthropists, and education change agents.
To meet the growing demand from educators seeking to learn more about our school design, we launched Da Vinci Institute for adult learners to gain access to our best practices, resources, and training. The Institute hosts workshops, conferences, and tours for educators who are interested in taking a deeper dive into the Da Vinci Model. Recent topics have included: Project-Based Learning, Creating Positive Student Cultures, Mastery-Based Grading and Assessment, and Internships, Work Experience, and Real World Learning.
Da Vinci seeks to impact even more students through a new incubator program to train school leaders to design and launch new schools of their own. As a sign of our success as an incubator, we were fortunate to win a $10 million XQ 'Super School' grant to start a competency-based school for homeless, foster youth, and other diverse learners in connection with a national competition to reimagine high school.
To schedule a visit or professional development opportunity or to learn more about our incubator program, please visit institute.davincischools.org.