What is a koan ('kōahn)?

A challenging problem employed in Zen practice that is used to engage students in mindful thinking towards a goal of improving understanding while having a more authentic experience with the world.

About the School

Koan School is a private school in Denton, TX. Our small class sizes allow for personalized learning plans. Teachers design curricula to maximize students’ academic strengths, personal interests, social and emotional well-being, and feelings of success. Click here for a sample of our curricula.

Our Mission

We believe that all students, regardless of age, status, or ability, should have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in their communities and to receive individualized education that will allow them to pursue their own unique path in the future.