Transforming education requires collaboration and risk-taking
A flexible and innovative educational ecosystem
Every child is unique with different needs and gifts. That's why, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, Da Vinci has created different school models so students and families can choose the type of school that's the best fit for them. Whether you're looking for on-campus or hybrid learning options, our students find life at Da Vinci to be a place of profound personal growth.
A seamless pathway of lifelong learning
We seek to create a seamless pathway of lifelong learning from TK through college and beyond, as students transition into and through college and gainful employment. Our aim is to shepherd students into happy, purposeful, and upwardly-mobile adults. We honor the wisdom of taking risks, learning from our mistakes and failures, and strengthening our resilience.
We serve as a learning laboratory
Da Vinci is a proud research and development learning laboratory with more than 3,000 educators from six continents visiting Da Vinci since our inception. To meet the growing demand from educators seeking to learn more about our schools, we launched Da Vinci Institute for Professional Learning for adult educators to gain access to our best practices, resources, and training. Over the past few years, we have created personalized professional development for schools in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, South Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, and many others. Our yearly Transforming Learning Conference provides additional training for educators interested in learning redesign or whole school transformation. Our ultimate goal: equitably prepare all students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.
An affordable pathway to degree completion
Just 11% of low income students graduate college. Most leave college with debt and no degree. At Da Vinci, we strive to create affordable, flexible pathways leading to AA or Bachelor's degree completion through Da Vinci Connect High School and Da Vinci Extension, two college and career programs in partnership with El Camino College, UCLA Extension, and Southern New Hampshire University. Students can get a jump start on college by earning a two- or four-year college degree while at Da Vinci, for free!
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Da Vinci Schools is dedicated to fostering inclusive learning environments that prioritize educational equity for all students. We have an organization-wide commitment to closing opportunity and skills gaps and creating spaces in our organization for diverse voices to be heard, especially those of our students.
Da Vinci Schools: A Visionary Breakthrough School that's Still Ahead of Its Time
NGLC / November 5, 2021