The Knowledge Society

Seattle

TKS is not a typical STEM program – we’re a human accelerator. Students learn about emerging technologies and sciences, develop foundational mindsets, and tangible skills for people who want to make an impact on the world. 

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Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

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Program Duration

TKS is a 10 month program, which runs from September 2020 to June 2021.

Session Timing

Our sessions are held on the weekend. After a student is accepted into TKS, they will be placed into a cohort, which is when they'll know the timing of their 3 hour session. If there is a conflict with the time, there will be other options to select from.

Cohort Details

There are 2 cohorts in TKS Seattle. Each cohort has between 25 - 35 students. Students who are accepted will be placed into a cohort based on their personalities, interests, and other factors that optimize friendships and synergies.

Age

To participate in TKS, students must be between 13 - 17 years old.

Program Details

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About the program
Application Process

Before being accepted into TKS, students must apply. If their application is accepted, they will be interviewed by the program director. There is no prior knowledge of technologies, coding, or science required to join TKS. We look for students with drive, curiosity, and commitment.

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Option 1: Monthly Fees

$589/Month (10 Months) + $1,000 Deposit

Option 2: One-Time Payment

$6,560 ($330 discount)

🟢 Finanicial Aid

After a student is accepted into the program, our financial services team will work with them to provide assistance. We are committed to helping high-potential students join the program, regardless of their financial situation. If you are worried about the cost, please still apply to TKS. If you get accepted you can work with our team to receive financial aid.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2020

Cohorts Finalized

July 1, 2020

Student On-Boarding

August 21, 2020

Program Kick-Off

September 6, 2020

TKShowcase

May 23, 2020

Final Session

June 6, 2020

This will be our first year running TKS Seattle, but students across North America love our program.

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“The way I respond to things has changed and I definitely care more about only doing and acting on things that are meaningful to me. TKS has helped me grow, redefine my goals & improve my trajectory This program is disruptive and will open so many doors, if you do it right.”

- Ruhani Walia, TKS Toronto

"In one word: PHENOMENAL. I've gotten to meet so many new and likeminded people from all walks of life - I can't articulate how much that means to me, growing up feeling like an outcast in school because no one liked the same things as me. I've developed different skills in ways I've never thought about developing them. Everything from presentations to just talking with other people (and those two go more hand-in-hand than I thought!). Learning about new tech makes me SO happy and grateful. I get to learn about all of this amazing tech and be able to implement in a way that's going to impact billions!"

- Apurva Joshi, TKS Boston

TKS has been absolutely AMAZING. I have exponentially improved my knowledge and abilities in the past couple months and it has been the most life changing thing I’ve ever been in. Meeting all these cool people is so awesome and I have made so many great relationships and friendships.

- Roxy Jones, TKS Las Vegas

“My TKS experience so far is outstanding and blew my expectations out of the park. I really thought that TKS was going to be just like any extracurricular but it definitely is a lifestyle. It’s changed my life so much already and it’s only week 6. I can’t wait for the months and hopefully years to come."

- Dexter Barahona, TKS New York

"It's been a journey. Coming in, I was a nervous, small, talkative, and all-around a pretty average 10th grader. Now, halfway through, I'm still pretty small, nervous, and talkative, but I'm confident that I'm not average anymore. My mindset has adapted so that I am calm in the face of change and strong emotional response. I think that TKS, in a sense, ignited the candle that was always there, just never realized."

-Taira Mehta, TKS Toronto

“TKS is awesome. There is no better program than this in the world. I owe all my conventional success to this program. I am meeting so much awesome people, and the program is already greatly exceeding my expectations SO MUCH. I couldn't be happier with the experience.”

- Nushaine Ferdinand, TKS Ottawa

By September, we believe there is a high probability that the physical isolation measures will loosen. However, in case it doesn't, we have contingency measures. We’re committed to being the gold-standard of education (there’s a reason why the World Economic Forum recognized us as a “School of the Future”).
From the beginning, we’ve made large investments in our digital platforms and online infrastructure. This means that we’re 100% prepared for any situation to happen, and if physical distancing continues, we believe that we’ll still be able to deliver an incredible experience. Here’s some of the things we have in place:

  • We’ve developed our own online portal (think of it like LinkedIn meets Google Classroom). Students from all TKS cities can connect with each other here, while also learning about emerging technologies.
  • We use a communication tool called Slack, which allows students to interact throughout the week.
  • We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform that enables us to create monitored breakout rooms, as well as interactive features like whiteboards and polls.
  • We’re hosting special guest speakers from companies like Tesla and NASA, digitally.

We are fully confident that we will deliver a life-changing experience that will impact the trajectory of our student’s lives. There is much more to TKS than the once/week sessions.

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"I have loved being a part of TKS!!! Since I started, I have both grown as a person by completely changing my mindset, grown in my knowledge by being given access to new resources and inspired/motivated to learn more, and grown in socially as a part of the TKS community!!!"

- Faith Inello, TKS Boston