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Microschools made easy.

Prenda provides the tools and support you need to run an amazing microschool.
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Learning should be fun. Teaching should be simple.

Prenda is an evidence-based approach to learning that fosters student leadership, personalization, and community by helping inspiring parents and teachers guide small-group learning communities we call microschools.

Core values

Prenda’s core values are the foundation of our culture. Prenda Guides model the values, students embody them, and parents see how they impact the lives of their young learners in all that they do. 

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Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

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Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

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Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

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Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion.

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Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.

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Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

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Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

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Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

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Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion

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Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.

A heart Icon

Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

A rocket Icon

Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

A puzzle piece Icon

Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

Shapes coming together Icon

Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion

A barbell Icon

Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.

A heart Icon

Start with heart

We see others as human beings with infinite value and unlimited potential. We reject labels and categories, focusing instead on humans who deserve empathy and inclusion.

A rocket Icon

Dare greatly

We discover our gifts and purpose, set big goals, then take small steps to achieve them. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we bravely continue when we hit a roadblock.

A puzzle piece Icon

Figure it out

We see ourselves as capable problem solvers who do whatever it takes to learn. We fearlessly question, we curiously tinker, and we stubbornly persist in our efforts to learn.

Shapes coming together Icon

Foundation of trust

We generously extend trust to others and work hard to earn their trust in us. We assume good intentions and approach other people with empathy, curiosity and compassion

A barbell Icon

Learning > Comfort

We choose to keep learning, even when it’s hard. It may be tempting to avoid taking risks, but we know that meaningful learning and growth happen outside of our comfort zone.

Curious about microschools?

Learn how they work and how easy it is to start your own with Prenda.
Make an impact, earn an income, and become every child's favorite grownup.

Because kids deserve to love school

Prenda provides a K-8th curriculum and microschool management platform that makes it easy for inspiring, caring grownups to start microschools that help kids love school again. If you believe that every child should be seen as a unique individual, be allowed to grow at their own pace academically, and have the opportunity to discover their personal purpose for learning, there's a good chance you'd be an amazing microschool guide. Your students (and their parents) are going to love you!

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The Beginner's Guide to Microschooling

Discover how you can become every child's favorite grownup and every parent's hero with Prenda.

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Curriculum and Guide Tools Overview

Find out how you can inspire kids to love learning and grow academically in a safe, supportive environment.

Inside a Prenda microschool

The Prenda day is divided into four learning modes.

Learn more about Prenda's learning approach
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Prenda Guides can work part-time and host micro schools in their homes, as illustrated by this Guide teaching from her kitchen.

We've helped over

1,000

inspiring adults become empowering microschool guides that parents and students adore.

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Prenda's learning experience

Project-based

Hands-on approach to learning and collaboration

Mastery-focused

Self-paced learning to meet each student's needs

Blended learning

Human connection and technology combined

Thoughts from parents and guides...

As a previous homeschool parent, I know the stress of choosing curriculum and making sure you have all your bases covered to teach your children independently. Prenda has allowed me the opportunity to bring my kids home and school them with great resources in a way that empowers them as learners. They learn to own their education, and they can work at their level regardless of where the other kids in their class are at.

Stephanie, Prenda Parent & Guide

I was looking for a different education option for my son. An environment that sparked his love of learning. Where he would feel comfortable, and like he belonged… I enrolled him in a Prenda Microschool. He was thrilled to be a part of this small-group setting where he could work at his own pace, collaborate with others, and get one-one-one support. In just a year, he went from two years behind in math to one year ahead. He was confident, and thriving, and that’s all I ever wanted.

Emily, Prenda Parent

I was unsure about leaving my job and pulling my kids from public school. I was nervous that I didn't have what it took to teach, and leaving the only system I knew seemed scary and crazy. We made the jump and I started a microschool! My students love coming to school to the point that going home is the most challenging transition. Thank you to Prenda for offering this life-changing experience.

Heather, Prenda Guide

I can’t describe to you precisely the magic that happens here. But I can just say that Prenda is a miracle for my students and me. I have no burnout. I have minimal stress. I wake up, make the commute down my hallway, and get my home space ready to teach. Education is fun again and parents are witnessing their whole child grow. I can’t tell you how honored I am to provide an educational environment like this to these kids and foster a love of lifelong learning in each of them.

Jamie, Prenda Guide

I love Prenda! This is an educator's dream job! I have never (in my nearly 30 years of being an educator) been so excited to see graphs, data charts, and diagnostic reports! I'm genuinely giddy! The collaborative efforts that happen when they have ownership of their learning, their eagerness to work on the next subject--it makes my heart flutter! This educator mama's heart is bursting!

Trina, Prenda Guide

My little guy has always been bold, kind, outspoken, brave, and funny. When he started public school for kindergarten, I began to see a change in him. He became quiet, and anxious, and didn't seem to be learning much. He started Prenda for second grade, and I am beyond impressed. My son got his spark back! He cares about how he learns best! He is not just surviving school, he is thriving, and I couldn't be happier! He is back to his old self, and honestly, he is even better. I got my kid back, thanks to Prenda.

Lindsey, Prenda Parent

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