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    We've designed the school we all wish we could have gone to when we were students. A playgound for our own children, and yours. Check out (and help build) the school of your dreams.

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    We are ampers&nd

    We hire on passion and personality. People who don't teach because they can't do, but instead because they do. Meet our team. Join our team.

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    We are Ampers&nd, too

    Makers, CEO's, olympic hopefuls, poets, videographers, novelists, chefs . . . the details are unique but one thing remains that same. Our students focus on doing.

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Encouraging Play, Exploring Passions, Finding Purpose. Join us in designing a radically new school experience for makers, entrepreneurs, inventors, philosophers, writers, thinkers, doers and world changers. If you're looking for been there done that, we might not be the place for you. If not, let's talk.

What we do

At Ampersand School, our focus is on encouraging our students to play within academic fields, explore passions they identify and find purpose and meaning within their lives. We do this because we have 3 main outcomes for all of our students:

  • If we teach our children only what we know, they can never do better than we do.
    Gunter Pauli
  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
    Mark Twain
  • Our task is to provide an education for the kind of kids we have... Not the kind of kids we used to have... Or want to have... Or the kids that exist in our dreams.
    Mary Kay Utecht
  • An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
  • Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
    William Haley
  • Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
    Roger Lewin
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
    Nelson Mandela
  • A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
  • The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
    Herbert Spencer
  • The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.
    George Bernard Shaw

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