The San Francisco based ALT School, founded by Max Ventilla an entrepreneur and former Googler, will be opening at 82 Montague Street next Fall.
The school is accepting applications for PreK- 8th grade now and will be hosting information sessions on Wednesday December 3rd. The Brooklyn Heights ALT School will have 3-4 classrooms consisting of “blended age students.”
A spokesperson for the organization tells us they have started the accreditation process in New York but “are not officially accredited yet.” And adds, “AltSchool currently operates schools in San Francisco and is registered as a private school in the State of California and follows the private school requirements of the California Department of Education.”
In March, ALT School raised $33 million.
Forbes: How he chose education as the specific huge problem to take a run at is a classic founder’s story. “At the end of 2012, I was starting to look at preschools for my daughter, and looking ahead to elementary schools – this crazy notion that if you don’t pick the right preschool, you won’t get into right elementary school you need to get into the right high school you need to get into the right college.
“I was shocked by the degree to which the best programs and the worse programs had barely changed since I went to school in any kind of foundational way, and by the degree to which we really have diseconomies of scale.”