About Us

About The Kineo School

Our Mission

The Kineo School’s mission is to:

  • Provide personalized education that meets each child where they are
  • Inspire students to be lifelong learners who are curious, capable, and confident
  • Create a community of educators, students, and families committed to authentic learning

The Kineo School currently serves grades K-5.

Our Story

The Kineo School began over a mutual love of coffee and education.  Founders Jodi Gaertner and Lindsey Yocum were looking for an alternative elementary school environment for their children.  The former public school teachers dreamed about their ideal school, which would place relationships and inquiry-based education at the center of a vibrant learning community. They  ended up talking each other into starting a school, and The Kineo School opened in 2016.

School Hours

The Kineo School meets Monday-Thursday from 9am to 3:30pm and Fridays from 9am to 2pm.

kineo (kin-eh’-o) v.  to set in motion, to move

Our name reflects the movement, energy, and creativity of children engaged in meaningful activity. Students at The Kineo School are active participants in their journeys, excited by a shared passion for learning.

At The Kineo School, we are proud to be part of a broader, progressive educational movement that promotes a child-focused, responsive model of inquiry-based learning and teaching. Grounded in the latest research about how children learn best, our individualized approach ensures that each student has the opportunity to pursue their passions and build their skills.