Your child is destined to be a world-changer.
Slope School is an innovative Pre-K through Middle School launched in Fall 2019 at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, in "Silicon Slopes."
Do you believe your child has the potential to change the world?
Do you believe learning to do and learning to be are more important than textbooks alone?
Do you believe in a closely connected family of lifelong learners?
Do you believe the world is changing fast, and the design of schools needs an update?
A 21st century school in the heart of Silicon Slopes
Slope School is an innovative pre-K through middle school launched in Fall 2019 at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, in "Silicon Slopes." We believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world.
Slope School is part of the Acton Academy network — hailed by the US education secretary as a leading model of K-12 innovation in the United States.
We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, student-centered learning environment in the world, and we're thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community.
At Slope School, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.
Skills for the Future
Learn to Do
What skills do you need to change the world? At Slope School, every day we're standing in the shoes of doctors, designers, presidents, and builders, learning the skills and tools that heroes have mastered. We call it a Quest.
Learn to Learn
The world is changing fast. The skills of tomorrow aren't the skills of today. Take with you a DIY toolbox of curiosity, grit, trial-and-error, joy, and perseverance. You've confronted new things before. You can learn anything.
Learn to Be
No other accomplishment matters unless you've built a life you're proud of. Have you become a good person? What relationships have you nurtured? What habits have become part of your character?
Learn to Know
Build a solid foundation of traditional academics – and even more importantly, a clear "why?". Master writing and grammar because storytelling can change the world. Dive deep into biology because you intend to cure cancer.
What Makes Slope School Different?
Rows of desks and a teacher at the blackboard
Memorization and testing of rules and facts
Report card measures your success
One teacher lectures to many students
Worksheets just like our grandparents used
School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all
Work collaboratively like at Google or Facebook
Learn real skills and apply them in projects
Set personalized goals then transparently track progress
Everyone's a teacher; everyone's a student
Professional tools for art, engineering, and storytelling; Cutting-edge adaptive tech for Core Skills
School like a journey, with big goals, mentors, tools, and a destination you care about