Schiffres is interested in modernizing the public school model for the Information Age. “If we were to reverse engineer what adults need to be successful in today’s economy—to be able to manage their time, delegate authority, and run small organizations and teams—what would the K-12 experience look like?” he asks.
“We’re trying to create a diverse setting that reflects a 21st-century liberal arts education like Yale, or like you would find in co-working spaces,” says Schiffres.
“I looked at cutting-edge reforms, how kids learn, school calendars, the physical space,” Schiffres says. “It was a real luxury to spend a full year looking into how to do that well.”