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Students deserve better

Students should be in the driver's seat of their education, learning in order to answer the questions they care about

Everyone deserves a world-class, future-focused education, not just the 0.1% with access today.

Mission and vision

Most schools enforce a standard set of courses, with a few "electives" sprinkled at the end of their program. This industrialized approach may efficiently teach the skills needed for 19th-century factory work, but it's insufficient for our global knowledge economy.

At Sora, we believe students should own their education; we've flipped the curriculum and scheduling process to allow students to choose their learning experiences based on their interests.

Our rigorous graduation requirements prepare students for any path after Sora, from the most competitive universities to internships and work placements. Our advisors and cutting-edge software help students conquer these requirements while leading from their curiosity.

Sora — The School Built For You

Public School

Real-World Learning

Independent Work Designed to be Done During School Day

Top 1% Teachers

Students Choose Learning Based on Their Interest

Proprietary Cutting-edge Learning Management System

Daily Personalized Coaching & Advisory

Learn From Anywhere with a Flexible Schedule

Accredited

Affordable

Dozens of Student-led Clubs

Parent-Student Close Collaboration

Mastery-Based Assessment

Personalized Graduation Path

Homeschool

Real-World Learning

Independent Work Designed to be Done During School Day

Top 1% Teachers

Students Choose Learning Based on Their Interest

Proprietary Cutting-edge Learning Management System

Daily Personalized Coaching & Advisory

Learn From Anywhere with a Flexible Schedule

Accredited

Affordable

Dozens of Student-led Clubs

Parent-Student Close Collaboration

Mastery-Based Assessment

Personalized Graduation Path

Private School

Real-World Learning

Independent Work Designed to be Done During School Day

Top 1% Teachers

Students Choose Learning Based on Their Interest

Proprietary Cutting-edge Learning Management System

Daily Personalized Coaching & Advisory

Learn From Anywhere with a Flexible Schedule

Accredited

Affordable

Dozens of Student-led Clubs

Parent-Student Close Collaboration

Mastery-Based Assessment

Personalized Graduation Path

Our heroes

Our faculty design cross-disciplinary expeditions, which combine ideas and skills from multiple subject areas into real-world projects. Students choose from over 400 learning experiences with world-class faculty ready to make school relevant (and fun) again.

Sora faculty are truly the best-in-class because we believe a world-class school starts with a world-class faculty. We spend thousands of hours every year scouring the globe to find the best teachers; in fact, less than 1% of the faculty who apply are accepted to be Sora Experts.

Our approach

At Sora, we believe that while memorization still has a place in learning, its power has been significantly weakened by the internet. Previously, skilled labor was driven by knowledgeable individuals recalling the proper facts or equations for the problem at hand; now, however, the most important skills include fully understanding the context of the problem, asking the right questions, and locating credible sources of information to answer them. The ethos of a liberal arts education—teaching students how to think—has never been more relevant.  

Key Concepts

Inquiry-based learning empowers students to ask questions and investigate real-world problems. We believe education should inspire students to be curious about the world we share. Inquiry-based learning directly answers the most common question in any school: "Why do I need to learn this?" 

Sora not only encourages students to take charge of their learning journey but also provides them with the guidance and support needed to flourish. The experts' dedication to fostering meaningful relationships and the school's emphasis on practical, future-oriented learning make Sora Schools an exceptional choice.

Current Sora Parent

Read our most recent eBook

What place does love have in the classroom? Read our new 15-page eBook to learn more about the Sora philosophy and why it's the perfect answer to the unique needs of the future.

Join us for an upcoming Info Session

Our Info Session is a great opportunity to get to know Sora better. Join us to learn about how we have reimagined school for the 21st Century, our core learning experiences, life at Sora, how to apply, and more!

Reimagining school for the 21st-century

Why was Sora started? How do you make learning feel more meaningful for students? Listen to Garrett Smiley, co-founder of Sora, on the Ways We Learn podcast.

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