Inquiry-based mobile education


NOMAD is a mobile middle 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 arcs. Each arc 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.

We're mid-way through our second semester. To see how it's going, check out our blog.

NOMAD will be offering full-time and custom-schooling instruction in all subjects starting Fall 2017.

If you're interested in full-time schooling with NOMAD, visit our admissions page.

If you're interested in custom-schooling, visit our other admissions page.