Elon Musk built a revolutionary private school for the kids of SpaceX rocket scientists.

That school was built by Josh, our founder. That same cutting-edge education is what Synthesis gives to kids around the world: Team strategy games that supercharge your child's critical thinking and helps them become brilliant.
Only $95 per month

How kids become the world's best problem solvers.

Play games that mirror real-life challenges.

Kids dive into fun games that confront them with hard decisions. They learn critical thinking and strategy.

Grow with live coaching from expert mentors.

Kids hone their skills with tailored feedback and guidance. Kind, skilled educators take them to the next level. 

Practice teamwork with friends from across the globe.

Kids collaborate with peers from all over the world. Together, they learn communication and teamwork to win. 

Mentors dedicated to your child's growth.

Friendly Faces Dedicated to Your Child
Every session, you child will receive a warm welcome from an expert adult coach devoted to your child's success.  
Personalized Feedback for Growth
Your child will learn how to improve their communication and critical thinking through direct, encouraging feedback.

Our coaches focus on the skills that matter most.

Strategic Thinking

Where to play, how to win, and the best way to create a competitive advantage.

Complex Problem-Solving

What to do when you face an intractable challenge that seems impossible to solve.

Navigating Uncertainty

How to test assumptions and validate ideas when you don’t have all the information.

Decisiveness

Take action when you only have seconds to decide, plan, and enact your tactics.

Teamwork

Establish trust, identify strengths, and coordinate action to create a high-performing team. 

Communication

Unleash your own voice—and draw out the best in others so high-quality ideas get heard. 

Effective Tradeoffs

Surface your either-or options and transform them into win-win solutions.

Taking Risks

Evaluate your biggest risks, cap your downsides, and angle for the greatest reward.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you're not completely satisfied, your subscription can be refunded within 30 days.

Games that supercharge critical thinking & teamwork.

Proxima

Found and defend the greatest intergalactic colony with your team.

Expert-level teamwork

Learn to coordinate action, delegate tasks, and execute lighting-fast strategy

Constellation

Design the strongest network of star constellations.

Navigate complexity

Figure out how to make sense of chaos and turn mayhem into wild success.

Hyperball

Score the most points in a hyper-fast, futuristic sport.

Foundations of communication

Master the basics of team communication in a game where everyone can get involved.

Polis

Create the most prosperous city-state in ancient Greece.

Confident decision-making

Learn to allocate resources and negotiate priorities under pressure.

Should McDonald's use AI?  

Kids learn how to craft an educated opinion and express it, practicing civil debate with peers from across the globe.

What Precocious Kids Want Most

Synthesis Discussions empowers kid to wrestle together with the world's most important, complex problems.

New Thorny Problems Every Week

Kids analyze emergent technologies, navigate social issues, formulate strategy for companies, and more. Every week is new!

Sessions throughout week

Dive into Play for as long or little as you like.
Mon
Play
10:00am -
12:00pm PT
Tue
Discussions
9:00am -
9:30am PT
Discussions
4:00pm -
4:30pm PT
Wed
Play
3:00pm -
6:00pm PT
Thu
Discussions
9:00am - 9:30am PT
Discussions
4:00pm -
4:30pm PT
Fri
Play
1:00pm -
3:00pm PT
Sat
Play
7:00am -
10:00am PT
Play
4:00pm -
5:00pm PT
Sun
Discussions
8:00am -
8:30am PT
Mon
Play
11:00am -
1:00pm MT
Tue
Discussions
10:00am -
10:30am MT
Discussions
5:00pm -
5:30pm MT
Wed
Play
4:00pm -
7:00pm MT
Thu
Discussions
10:00am -
10:30am MT
Discussions
5:00pm -
5:30pm MT
Fri
Play
2:00pm -
4:00pm MT
Sat
Play
8:00am -
11:00am MT
Play
4:00pm -
5:00pm MT
Sun
Discussions
9:00am -
9:30am MT
Mon
Play
12:00pm -
2:00pm CT
Tue
Discussions
11:00am -
11:30am CT
Discussions
6:00pm -
6:30pm CT
Wed
Play
5:00pm -
8:00pm CT
Thu
Discussions
11:00am -
11:30am CT
Discussions
6:00pm -
6:30pm CT
Fri
Play
3:00pm -
5:00pm CT
Sat
Play
9:00am -
12:00pm CT
Play
6:00pm -
7:00pm CT
Sun
Discussions
10:00am -
10:30am CT
Mon
Play
1:00pm -
3:00pm ET
Tue
Discussions
12:00pm -
12:30pm ET
Discussions
7:00pm -
7:30pm ET
Wed
Play
6:00pm -
9:00pm ET
Thu
Discussions
12:00pm -
12:30pm ET
Discussions
7:00pm -
7:30pm ET
Fri
Play
4:00pm -
6:00pm ET
Sat
Play
10:00am -
1:00pm ET
Play
7:00pm -
8:00pm ET
Sun
Discussions
11:00am -
11:30am ET

This isn't Roblox.
This is real-life communication and teamwork skills.

Sessions two times per week

Found and defend the greatest intergalactic colony with your team.
Wednesdays
7am - 10am
Join any time
Saturdays
3pm - 6pm
Join any time
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Modern education is letting children down.

School alone is not enough

School is boring and teaches rote facts. Synthesis uses collaborative games to teach problem-solving.

A better mentality for kids

Our games turn kids into confident decision-makers and communicators with the methods designed at SpaceX.

Fun, yes, but rigorous

Our games are fun enough for children, but rigorous enough for parents to see learning outcomes they care about.

Strategic Thinking

Teamwork

Communication

Taking Risks

Problem-Solving

Uncertainty

Fast Execution

Tradeoffs

The smartest kids in the world learn using Synthesis.

Unlock your child’s hidden abilities

Elon Musk created a private school for his children—called Ad Astra. It was quietly built inside the SpaceX campus, and it was nearly impossible to get your own child into.

Its goal was to reimagine education to see (1) if kids' intellectual development could be exponentially sped up and (2) if kids would actually want to go to school.

It worked.

Its founder and curriculum designer, Joshua Dahn, is my co-founder at Synthesis. We've improved upon the brilliant games used to help SpaceX kids become strategic decision-makers at a young age.

Now your kids can play these games too.

You'll be surprised by the adult-level conversations your children will have with Synthesis. Kids will discuss game theory, complexity science, everyday financial planning, and more.

Kids were always capable of this. But schools don't push them enough. Here's the Synthesis approach: Fun thinking games where kids make friends from around the world while learning critical problem-solving strategies that prepare them for the real world.

We parents had to face the realities of post-college life to recognize how much school failed to teach us about problem-solving. Synthesis fixes that.

Synthesis unlocks your child's confidence in their communication and their intellectual abilities to prepare them for life, school, and science. Thousands of parents—whose testimonials line this page—will tell you their stories of awe.

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Level up your child's problem-solving.

Team games that challenge children to think strategically.
They'll collaborate with like-minded kids worldwide.
Live moderation. On-demand support.
Only $95 per month
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Available for ages 8 - 14
Your child is capable of so much more than school expects of them.
“Synthesis is magical. You see your kids come alive."
-Jessica Bogart
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