Inquiry-based mobile education


Nomad is a mobile school where students drive their own learning using the resources of cities in which they live. Students work with community members and experts, engage in local issues, and explore the spaces of the Bay Area. Our converted school bus classroom is our mobile learning lab. The Depot, our home base, maker lab, and community hub.

Nomad is centered around meaningful, inquiry-based experiences curated to provide a cross-curricular academic program in collaboration with students through thematic units we call “journeys.” Each journey is comprised of phases of learning that correspond to the exploration of the topic from a variety of angles, the proposal of individual or small-group projects, and the completion and presentation of those projects to the Nomad community. Nomad's arc topics will vary by semester and emphasize real tools, working with real experts, and saying yes to as many ideas as possible.

Learn more about our approach.

Nomad currently has one open space for a girl or gender non-binary kid for the 2018/2019 school year. If you're interested, please email

If you are interested in Nomad for the 2019-2020 school year, check out our admissions page.