This is nothing like your parent’s school!
Remote learning? No problem! Mysa school moves seamlessly from in-person learning to online and back again, pandemic or not. Though we prefer to guide and teach students in grades 4 through 12 in-person, there are times when students cannot be at school and our model prepares students and supports them in both scenarios.
How is Mysa different?
Menus – In addition to daily classes each student receives a personalized list of work on Monday that is crafted with teachers for that student to be completed the following week during the school day. Much like the real world of the 21st century, students are responsible for managing their projects, assignments and deliverables with guidance from teachers.
The proprietary MyMysa app – Teachers, students, and parents use the app to track student mastery against several national benchmarks. Students are not tied to the curricula that is traditionally geared for a specific age of child. If they master material, they can move on to the next level of learning.
A Micro School and a Private School – Mysa is intentionally small with less than 60 students in grades 4 through 12. The combination of its size and its standing as a private school allows for an innovative, and student-centered curricula.
Real life stuff – Some of the most challenging parts of life are learning to manage time and manage relationships with friends and co-workers. Mysa understands that and every week all students spend one day off campus, using the DC metro area as a classroom for navigating our world and learning while doing new things together.
Cozy – The word Mysa means cozy in Swedish, and we know that children thrive in an environment that is kind and cozy, where they know everyone at school and everyone knows them. Though Mysa is based on an educational model that could be considered futuristic, there is light, warmth, growth, and intellect in the Mysa vision of the future.
The combination of these key Mysa features builds student agency, autonomy, mastery of skills, time management proficiency, confidence, and self-advocacy.