Saklan is a progressive school that valued project-based and student-centered learning long before those terms came into vogue. The school understands the importance of striking the right balance between hands-on learning and strong academics. Saklan’s program implements project-based learning in a manner that gives every individual an opportunity to explore their passions within each curriculum area. Our approach, coupled with a rigorous curriculum, creates deep, authentic learning experiences.
Lower School at Saklan
The Saklan School offers a unique, integrated approach to your child’s elementary education experience. Our small class sizes means Saklan teachers have the ability to focus on your child as an individual, and create an authentic sense of community in the classroom.
The Saklan School Reviews
I hoped to find a school where the kids would engage in activities and have fun, and happen to be learning along the way. This is the feeling I get at Saklan. And I am really blown away by the social-emotional focus. These kids have amazing bonds with their teachers, especially striking in middle school. Every time I get to hear Ms. Kim talk about her middle schoolers, I am so grateful to have found a woman so totally invested in these kids! The small class sizes enable dedicated teachers to focus on each individual student. They learn to be kind to each other, and to themselves, to be self-sufficient, hard workers, and the pride of exceeding your own expectations of yourself.
It is a hidden gem just minutes from our home in Lafayette. Every day our 5th grade son can't wait to go to school. Because of the small class size, amazing faculty and project-based curriculum, he has a true love for learning.
The school manages to balance strong academics with a culture of empathy and community service. A typical Saklan student is confident, curious and incredibly compassionate.
We have wonderful public schools in Lafayette, but chose Saklan to provide a more nurturing, academically stimulating and creative environment for our son.