The History of Kino School
Small Classes and Progressive Education
Kino Learning Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit school that has remained steadfast in its commitment to small classes, individualized educational programming, and the basic values of progressive education. No matter how the standards of public school education have changed, from Back to Basics to Common Core to Authentic Assessment to AIMS testing, Kino maintains its focus on exploration and hands-on learning.
Celebrating the Intrinsic Worth and Dignity of Children
The founders of Kino School believed in the intrinsic worth and dignity of children and created an environment where children could receive a well-rounded, child-focused education. They believed that students had the right to be part of the design of their education, created through a partnership with teachers and parents. The current location of Kino School opened in 1976.
For over 40 years, Kino has remained rooted in a strong philosophy that recognizes that when students are given both the responsibility and the freedom that lie at the heart of being citizens in a democratic society, they develop respect for others and the community. In this way, students of all abilities can succeed.