Where kids become super-collaborators,
one game at a time.

Team thinking games that turn kids into effective decision-makers and communicators. Made by the creator of Ad Astra School at SpaceX.

Classes led by
dedicated teachers

Every week, your child will join a community of peers led by our trained teachers. Together, they’ll engage in intense practice, reflection, and discussion. They’ll learn how to articulate themselves with confidence.

Culture & Environment

Our teachers are skilled in creating constructive challenges that engage students and foster a positive environment.

Ownership & Mastery

Our diverse teaching team is handpicked for their expertise and dedication to providing a non-traditional, challenging, and engaging educational experience.

1 Teacher, 15 Friends

At Synthesis, we maintain a 1:15 ratio of teachers to students, ensuring personalized attention even in larger classes. Our classes meet once a week for 60 minutes, and students join from all over the world.

Active Learning

Our approach to teaching prioritizes active learning and helps students build their confidence and communication skills. Rather than providing answers, our teachers guide students through a process of exploration and reflection, allowing them to develop their own hypotheses and improve through iteration.

Classes that dive deep into
real-world concepts

In their weekly classes, students play games to explore important concepts about how the world works that schools largely ignore.


How to make wise choices by managing the possibility of suffering substantial loss

Team Dynamics

How people form high-functioning teams that are greater than the sum of their parts


How to work with other people to create win-win outcomes for all parties

First-Principles Analysis

How to create superior results by breaking down a problem into its components

Complex Systems

How to interact with systems that have many interconnected relationships

Second-Order Thinking

How to anticipate the consequences of your actions by mapping the possible downstream effects

On-demand PLAY every
Wednesday & Saturday

Students test their skills by putting everything they learned that week into action. They join pickup games with Synthesis students from around the world in an open format where they’re in the driver’s seat.

Synthesis outside of Classes

Students start when they want, and play for as long as they want. They’re automatically paired with a team, given a warm-up exercise, and placed right into a game.

Self-driven discovery

After each game, students reflect on their experience and identify strengths and areas for growth, turning play into personal insight.

Adult supervision

Teachers monitor the games live and are readily available to resolve any social or technical issues that may arise.

Note: New students must first complete our 13-week orientation program before they can join Play on Saturdays.

Interested in learning more?

Our enrollment specialists are available to answer any questions you have about your child’s future with Synthesis.

Enroll your child today

$180 monthly tuition

  • Now accepting students ages 8-14.
  • Classes available between 3pm and 5pm (PT) on weekdays and between 7am and 10am (PT) on Saturdays.
  • New students start in Foundation, our 13-week orientation program.
Enroll my child

Kylie, 12

Kylie and her three siblings lead busy lives, like most homeschoolers.

Kylie’s story

Ali, 9

Ali wasn’t challenged in traditional schools. At Synthesis, he’s found his voice.

Ali's story

Maxwell, 9

Maxwell has big dreams he can’t accomplish alone. At Synthesis, he’s found his people.

Maxwell’s story

In 2014, Elon Musk asked me to start an experimental school with him at SpaceX.

The goal was to develop students who are enthralled by complexity and solving for the unknown.

Synthesis is the most innovative learning experience from that school. It is designed to cultivate student voice, strategic thinking, and collaborative problem solving.

I believe Synthesis builds these skills like no other education experience.

Until recently, Synthesis was only available to a handful of SpaceX families. Today, our community is worldwide and growing quickly. Excited for you to be a part of it.