Prenda is an educational technology company headquartered in Mesa, Arizona that was founded in 2015 by Kelly Smith. The company is operating microschools for young people by utilizing modern teaching techniques, human-centered technology, and flexible learning environments.
A microschool is a group of 8-10 students meeting in person, setting daily goals and collaborating on activities and creative projects, all supported by an adult guide.
Prenda offers both tuition-free and low-cost private models, depending on location.
Prenda refers to their teachers as "guides," because they believe the student should be at the center of the learning process.