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HomeSchool, Summer + Camps
TKG’s mission to re-think education has deep roots in the un-school/homeschool movement. We remain accessible to families who share our values and support their personal and unique learning journey. Do you want to bring TKG...
Community Workshops
When you enroll a student at TKG, you enroll the whole family. Our tradition is to offer workshops in our community and connect parents to resources to help families stay connected to this way of...
Giving
When you support TKG, you support a curriculum that values giving students the opportunity to learn and practice agency, empathy & activism. TAX/EID #27-4487337. DONATE online (credit cards, checks, paypal) CHECK: Mail to The Knowing Garden, 4733...

Learn. Listen. Know.

The Knowing Garden Elementary School offers a collaborative and interactive approach to education for people who want to be empowered by learning through relationship with self, others, and the environment.

THE KNOWING GARDEN is a community Elementary school in Los Angeles’ Southbay neighborhood. It was founded in 2011 by a group of parents who believe that school should be a place where students, teachers, and parents alike can develop their passions, learn to be in relationships, nurture personal purpose, and be catalysts for social change. Our school was built to provide a safe environment where empowered citizens can learn to take ownership of their learning and can practice problem-solving and conflict resolution within the culture of connection.

Learning about Safety through Play and Mistakes
TKG is a special place because self-awareness and confidence-building are part of academic learning. By switching phrases from "Be Careful!" to something more specific and...
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Moderated Tuition – Announcement
Financial Assistance through Co-Op for the 2021-22 School Year Tuition moderation applications are now available online. SSS will process the financial aid applications, computations, and...
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Book Club – Oct 8. All are invited!
When you enroll a student at TKG, you enroll the whole family. Our tradition is to offer workshops in our community and connect parents to...
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Our Driving Questions
One of the structural requirements of Project-Based Learning (PBL), is the "driving question." Every year, TKG classrooms feature a question that is inspired by current...
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In Response to School Closures
We're all struggling right now. School closures have reminded us of how important community, mentors, learning, play, and relationships are to our health and personal...
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Fall Enrollment is Open
TKG has plans to open, with outdoor play and learning pods, on September 8th. We are enrolling students ages 5-10 for our learner-centered program. Covid...
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