• Helping each child make the most of the 14000hours they have in school.

  • What's the Purpose of School?

    Now More Than Ever

    Now more than ever, we need to redouble our efforts to cherish and support the differences that exist among us, to commit to actions in schools that show each person they are valued, and as parents and school leaders, to intentionally witness each child doing something right.

     

    Our national motto, e pluribus unum, appears in many discussion and yearnings about our country in political dialogue. But pluralism has never been, and needs to be, applied to education and schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.

     

    The Power of Individual Differences

     

    14000hours is a national nonprofit initiative of PS1 Pluralistic School in Santa Monica, California. 14000hours expands upon the experience and vision of successfully delivering educational pluralism for the past 47 years where we believe that a community is enriched when individual differences are acknowledged, respected and embraced. 14000hours' mission is to transform society by redefining the primary purpose of American schools. We create and leverage resources towards uncovering each child's genius.

    What We Do

     

    14000hours is a broad-based communications channel for changing the purpose of school—a thought leader in the national conversation on education in the United States where the child is at the center of all that we do in schools and where uncovering genius is valued and actualized. We bring together stakeholders and advocates in order to build a coalition of partnerships and a community of collaborators in order to act as a vehicle through which we can make systemic change in K-12 education to produce a more equitable society. ​