The world is changing. Prepare your child to be ahead of the curve.
Children are developing fundamental areas of their personality and brain structure between the age of 11 to 13 years old. These years influence how they behave and think as they enter their teenage years. The TKS Foundations program is designed to develop key areas in young people that will give them the ability to be successful in their future.
In Foundations, we focus on:
- Developing internal and external confidence.
- Exposing children to global issues, perspectives, and initiatives.
- Predicting the future and thinking about how the world is evolving.
- Building problem solving skills, presentation skills, communication skills, and independence.
- Training technical competencies in new technologies including coding and computer programming.
Ideal students for Foundations are curious about learning, enjoy working with others and constantly crave mental stimulation. They enjoy technology and solving problems.
Building knowledge for the 21st century.
At TKS, there is no typical session. Each week has a different theme that connects to a topic, skill, and mindset. Sessions are highly interactive, collaborative, and engaging. At TKS, students are given problems that don't have solutions. They are constantly pushed to think of new ways of doing things, rather than relying on the status quo.
The main types of sessions include: skill sessions, challenge sessions, knowledge sessions, mindset sessions and guest speakers.
The skills needed to be influential in the 21st century are completely different than any other time in history. Some things that have changed include:
- Being able to find information has become much more important than memorizing information.
- Asking good questions has become much more valuable than being able to follow orders.
- Understanding others and developing emotional intelligence (EQ) has become a critical factor in success.
The skills needed to be successful in tomorrow's world are different than what students are being exposed to in today's classrooms. In TKS Foundations, students will develop their presentation and speaking skills, build technical skills through slide decks, video creation, programming, and learn how to network.
Mindset is everything, yet the amount of time we spend developing how we think is very small compared to what we learn.
The mind is everything. What you think is what you become."
In TKS foundations, we focus on developing a growth mindset that encourages confidence, optimism, and independence. We help students build reliable mental models they can leverage when making difficult decisions. Everything starts in your mind.
Developing young people to leave their mark.
We created TKS Foundations to prepare students for the world. Regardless if they join the core TKS program, they will be equipped with real-world skills and knowledge. If students enter the core TKS program, they will be ready to accelerate their personal development faster than others.
Alumni Spotlight (Core Program)
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Important deadlines and key dates.
There are 3 application timings:
- Early Applications: given priority as they will be reviewed earlier.
- Regular Applications: reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Late Applications: if slots are full, students with late applications will not be accepted.
This is a 2 step application process:
Step 1: Submit an application.
Step 2: Interview.
Pre-Program Session April 28Financial Aid Due April 30Acceptance Form Due Program Starts
Financial aid is available.
Developing a world-class program that achieves the highest metrics of success requires a large amount of time, investment, and extremely talented people. The fees cover the cost of operating the program and ensuring students have the highest quality education. This will likely be one of the best investments you make into your child's future.
After a $1,000
Save $500 if payment is
made in full.
Includes $1,000 deposit.*
We believe that personal finances should not inhibit ambitious students from participating in TKS. Students who are accepted to TKS are eligible to receive financial aid on a case-by-case basis. Parents can apply for Needs Based Scholarships when applying to the Foundations Program.
*All payment options require a one-time, non-refundable deposit of $1,000, paid upon acceptance to TKS.