Jun 19, 2023 |

An Innovative Fusion: KaiPod Learning and Gravitas Marry Local Support with Global Reach to Transform Education

By Sean Riley

Students collaborating at a KaiPod Learning Center with Gravitas and KaiPod logos displayed.
Enriching Minds Together: KaiPod Learning Center students engage in collaboration, fueled by the esteemed Gravitas curriculum.

We are delighted to announce a revolutionary partnership between KaiPod Learning and Gravitas, the innovative online extension of The Stony Brook School. This unique alliance brings together local academic support and a globally recognized education, leveraging the prestige of a 101-year-old institution with an unwavering commitment to “Character Before Career”, and the cutting-edge approach of a flexible, student-centered learning system. KaiPod Learning is on the frontier of hybrid learning, creating WeWork-style learning pods for students to do their online coursework and participate in in-person learning community. Gravitas, likewise, is transforming education by making elite college prep education accessible  to students globally.

KaiPod Learning Centers are dotted across the U.S. in the following locations:

  • Arizona:
    • Gilbert
    • Glendale
    • Surprise
    • Scottsdale
  • Florida:
    • Orlando
  • Georgia:
    • Roswell
  • Massachusetts:
    • Newton
  • New Hampshire:
    • Dover
    • Manchester
    • Nashua

Each center curates small groups of students, guided by dedicated KaiPod Coaches, providing an engaging community and personalized curriculum that transcends the boundaries of traditional school structures.

The Stony Brook School, founded in 1922, is renowned for its emphasis on character development. It propels students “from Wonder to Wisdom”, and in doing so, has seen impressive results: 45% of each graduating class secures acceptance to the top 30 most selective universities. Graduates from the class of 2023 are matriculating to prestigious institutions, including:

  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Rice University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Gravitas, carrying the legacy of The Stony Brook School, combines its classical liberal arts college-prep education with career-prep classes in digital arts and marketing, redemptive entrepreneurship, and computer programming. Its interactive online format facilitates real-time global collaboration among ambitious students.

Executive Director of Gravitas, Sean Riley, Ph.D., celebrates the synergy of this partnership, stating, “This is a significant step forward in the evolution of education. Through our alliance with KaiPod Learning, we can share our esteemed curriculum and values with even more students, while they continue to enjoy the supportive community that KaiPod Learning Centers offer.”

This unique collaboration amplifies the core strengths of both organizations, offering students the flexibility, support, and academic rigor required for success in the 21st century. It represents a leap into the future of education, combining the advantages of a local community with the enriching diversity of a global classroom.

As we embark on this visionary journey, we invite students and parents to explore the exciting possibilities this partnership unfolds. We are confident that this collaboration will create empowering and inspiring learning experiences, nurturing students to become global citizens grounded in strong Christian values and equipped for lifelong learning.

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