About Us

Synapse students at Denali National Park, Alaska
 

Synapse School prepares exceptional learners to create lifelong success.

An independent elementary and middle school in Menlo Park, CA, Synapse offers an innovative academic curriculum fully integrated with social emotional learning (SEL). The program is carefully designed as a model school to demonstrate the power of blending Six Seconds’ emotional intelligence programs with leading-edge instruction (brain-based, project driven, constructivist learning in school-wide themes).

 

"Synapse is a school I wish I could have attended when I was younger! It's a testament to our teachers and all the hard work they put in throughout the year. The integration between different subjects is impressive and shows how well Synapse makes connections with core subjects and real world problems." 

- Level III Teacher

 

Synapse is dynamic, creative, experiential, and nurturing.

A snapshot of Synapse students in their classrooms, no matter what grade or teacher, would capture eyes shining with curiosity and fingers busy manipulating pencils, scissors, papers, clay or whatever else comes within their grasp. Each school year we choose an overarching theme for the curriculum that makes it meaningful and engaging for our students. This theme guides the students as they acquire knowledge and skills and work productively with their peers and mentors. This program envelopes each student in its creative and world-relevant themes, fully engaging their minds in the learning process.