Locations offering private remedial school: Sandy, UT and Orem, UT. see Roadmap 
At KoolMinds Private School, we offer solutions to your child's challenges, including a personalized curriculum based on your child's skill level, learning style, and academic strengths and needs; "Active", enjoyable learning - no sitting in desks all day; One-on-one and small group instruction; Ongoing assessments of your child's progress combined with any needed modifications, and; Emphasis on building your child's love of learning, self confidence, self-esteem and academic success.

Scholarships and grants are available, contact us for more information! 
FREE private remedial school day trial available!

The mission of our private school is to empower every student to:

Develop strong skills for academic and life success. 

Develop a life-long love of learning.

Have strong self-worth, confidence.

Be at the top of their game cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically.

Learn to be "the boss of their brain" - to make wise choices, have good self-management, and have emotional control.

Develop skills for greater thinking - to problem solve, analyze, weigh options, innovate, and achieve.

Increase inner strength
and the ability to
 "Stand up and Speak up".

Contribute at home, school, and in the community. 

Experience joy and gratitude and live their greatest possibilities.

"Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face."
-Nelson Mandela

Up to the Challenge

Our children are living in an increasingly challenging world. KoolMinds Private School is designed to give children the knowledge, skills, and resilience to meet challenges with success. KoolMinds views success as: "Accomplishing those things that lead to progress, contribution, fulfillment and joy in life".

KoolMinds implements the following elements needed for each student to achieve greater success in school and, most importantly, in life.
  • Small class sizes - only 8-16 students in each class, along with one-on-one and small group instruction.
  • Individualized Curriculum - based on each student's individual skill level, strengths and needs. Whether your child is struggling or is bored because of not being challenged, our individualized curriculum will meet his/her needs. 
  • Whole-brain teaching - which increases critical thinking and the ability to problem-solve, analyze, weigh choices, innovate, create, and achieve. 
  • A stimulating environment, activities, and learning - to enhance NEUROGENESIS (birth of new brain cells) and NEUROPLASTICITY (the brain's ability to rewire itself and form new neural connections).
  • Active, enjoyable learning - instead of "drill-based", monotonous, lecture-in/regurgitate-out learning.
  • A stress-free environment - We help your child "stretch", without feeling stressed.
  • Ongoing assessments - of your child's progress combined with any needed modifications. These assessments help us create a curriculum for your child that fills in any learning gaps.
  • No homework!!! - We give tips for "life-learning" that you can incorporate. This replaces homework melt-downs with enjoyable, meaninful learning activities.
Learning that increases the brain's "executive function" skills - Brain power is usually correlated to intelligence and knowledge but what really sets a child up for learning life skills - even being happy - is a set of abilities called executive functioning. Executive functioning breaks down into four general skills:
  • Attention - focusing, sustaining attention, and shifting it when you need to.
  • Impulse control - the ability to think before you do or say something.
  • Working memory - the ability to hold and retrieve information. 
  • Planning - plan and organize to carry out actions to achieve a goal or solve a problem, and adjusting those plans if needed.

Enhancing the Five Intelligences:

Intelligence isn't limited to academic intelligence. There are FIVE intelligences. Academic Intelligence can help an individual excel in school, and other similar situations. However, to excel in life, in addition to academic intelligence, a person also needs emotional, social, self, and life intelligences:

  • Academic Intelligence - The ability to do well in school and similar situations. 
  • Emotional Intelligence - Intelligence related to emotional regulation, perseverance, handling emotions in a positive way, resilience, inner strength, and so forth.
  • Social Intelligence - Possessing the knowledge and skills for positive social interactions and relationships. Research shows that social success is one of the greatest predictors of happiness and well-being. It also shows that the absence of positive social interactions is linked to negative consequences, such as withdrawal, loneliness, depression, feelings of anxiety, lowered self-esteem and difficulty at school, work and home. 
  • "Self" Intelligence - A high level of self-awareness, self-esteem, confidence, self-management, self-motivation; and the ability to achieve his/her greatest possibilities in life.
  • Life Intelligence - The knowledge and skills for being successful in life - goal setting and achieving, planning ahead, common sense, "street smarts", understanding how life works, and the ability to make the most of life. 

Lectures and Worksheets

Although a portion of our school day includes lessons and worksheets, more of the day is spent doing learning activities, projects, and games. Lectures and worksheets only involve on part of the brain and focus mainly on the cognitive skill of memory. In order to utilize all of the brain's cognitive abilities, an important component of KoolMinds Private School's curriculum is "hands on" learning activities, projects, and games. This is important because while participating in these enjoyable activities, students:

  • Get endorphins going - and "when endorphins are flowing, learning is growing".
  • Enhance all areas of their brain - increasing skills in memory, sequencing, observation, problem-solving, listening, wise-decision making, empathy, resilience, emotional control, impulse control, creativity, and many other brain-related skills.
  • Enhance neurogenesis (growth of new brain cells) and neuroplasticity (strengthening and creating new neuropathways and circuits).
  • Increase the ability to be flexible and deal with different ways of doing and thinking.
  • Solve problems both with materials and with people.
  • Work as a team, cooperate with others, and increase other social skills.
  • Work through their feelings in creative ways.
  • Increase sense of competence.
  • Enhance life-success skills.
  • Help them see the importance of positive social interactions and help them develop greater empathy and consideration.
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"It's vital that when we are educating our children's brains we do not fail to educate their hearts." 
 -Dalai Lama
Emotional Challenges
Behavior Challenges
Academic Challenges
Relationship/Social Challenges

Emotional Challenges

Emotions can cause a child to experience a number of challenges and difficulties. KoolMinds offers the knowledge and tools to enhance moods, manage emotions, and minimize the life-contributors to difficult emotions.
  • Anger outbursts
  • Emotional shut-down
  • Anxiety
  • Hostility
  • Depression
  • Moodiness
  • Emotional Meltdowns
  • Negativity
"Negative Emotions can Destroy Peace and Joy and Disrupt Lives"

Difficult and unpleasant emotions can be discouraging, detrimental, and have a negative impact - on the person experiences them, and those around him/her.

NOTE: KoolMinds does not give medical advice. We work in conjunction with our clients’ health professionals. 

Fortunately, there is Hope!

KoolMinds understands that difficult emotions can serve a purpose if they compel us to use positive means to make needed changes. We offer a holistic approach to dealing with difficult emotions in a way that creates positive outcomes. We offer knowledge, skills, and tools that enable individuals to:

  • Identify the causes and intensifiers of their emotions.

  • Determine the validity of an emotion they are feeling, as well as the validity of its intensity.
  • Assess their response to the emotion and determine in what ways it may be harmful.

  • Utilize options for expressing and dealing with the emotion in a positive way.

  • Create a mindset that empowers them to dispel emotions that serve no positive purpose.

  • Control their emotions, rather than letting their emotions control them.

Options for Children and Youth with Emotion Challenges
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Small group of 4 students 

  • Medium group of 8 students
  • Large group of 16 students

Behavior Challenges

Anger outbursts, melt-downs, flip-outs, being argumentative, defiance, verbal or physical aggression, and so forth can cause stress, frustration, strained relationships, and feelings of hopelessness. KoolMinds turns these behaviors around with a unique approach that works without the need for punishment.
  • Being argumentative

  • Oppositional behavior

  • Destructive behavior – breaking things, ripping, slamming, damaging, etc.

  • Physical aggression towards others – hitting, kicking, throwing things, spitting, biting, etc.

  • Disobedience

  • Rudeness

  • Disrespect/Disregard

  • Verbal aggression

  • Lying/Stealing

Difficult and unpleasant behaviors can cause stress, tension, anger, resentment, and at times, a sense of hopelessness.

Fortunately, there is Hope!

Whenever a child or teenager exhibits difficult/unpleasant behavior, there is a reason behind it. KoolMinds offers a holistic approach to identifying and diminishing difficult behavior. We offer knowledge, skills, and tools that enable parents to:

  • Utilize prevention techniques to keep difficult behavior from happening in the first place.

  • Steer their child who is off-track behaviorally to course correct and get back on track.

  • Give effective behavior-related consequences, rather than punitive punishment.

  • Stay calm, cool, and collected when dealing with difficult behaviors.

  • Teach their child self-management skills.

  • Increase their child’s positive behaviors.

  • Replace tension and conflict in the home with peace and harmony.

  • Experience greater joy as a parent.

Options for Children and Youth with Behavior Challenges
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Small group of 4 students 

  • Medium group of 8 students
  • Large group of 16 students
  • Parenting classes

Academic Challenges

When your child struggles in school, it can negatively affect other areas of his  or her life. Regardless of your child’s academic difficulties, KoolMinds can help.  We assess to determine the level of difficulties and their causes. Then we create  a success plan to help your child achieve greater academic success.

Creating Academic Success
If your child is struggling in school, it can lead to a host of challenges, frustrations, and difficulty – not just for your child, but for you as well. Academic failures can affect a child’s self-esteem, emotions, and even behavior. At times, it can lead to “academic shutdown”. Homework can be a nightmare – if it gets done at all. Fortunately, KoolMinds offers the following services to help your child achieve academic success:

Academic-Challenge Assessments
There are multitude of factors that can play a part in academic struggle or success. At KoolMinds we conduct assessments to identify the “Whys” of your child’s academic challenges. After the assessments are completed, we will meet with you and your child to create an Academic Success Plan for your child.

Educational Consulting
KoolMinds can help increase your child’s academic success through:

  • Observing your child in his/her classroom, and providing recommendations to the teacher(s)

  • If needed, create an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 Plan outline.

IEP (Individualized Education Plan) – is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services.

504 Plan – this plan ensures that any public-school student who has a qualifying disability will receive the accommodations they need for academic success. The 504 can be for students who have special learning needs, or emotional, behavioral, or health issues that interfere with their academic success. Obtaining a 504 plan doesn’t require the extensive testing required to get an IEP. The student is in a regular classroom, but accommodations are made in relation to the student’s specific challenges.

The process for obtaining a 504 or IEP will vary greatly from school to school. In addition, some schools aren’t well versed in how to best create and implement them. Some schools may even say that they don’t do 504’s – they seem not to understand that providing 504’s is a federal statute and, unfortunately, some schools will drag their feet on getting a 504 or IEP set up. Often this is due to the fact that they re overwhelmed, short-staffed, and have a limited amount of time and energy. That is why schools will typically love having a aren’t walk in with a 504 or IEP already outlined for them (which KoolMinds can do for you). In addition to saving your child’s school time and energy, providing them with a 504 or IEP outlined proposal will also speed up the 504 or IEP process. This means that your child will begin receiving the accommodations and/or services needed for success much sooner.

Homework Hub
Homework can be an unpleasant time of day for students and parents. The Homework Hub offers a productive and motivating setting for your child to get the help he or she needs to successfully complete homework and because homework is done, time at home can be centered on more pleasant activities and interactions. Homework Hub is set up to be a positive experience and includes academic tips and success strategies.

Cognitive/Academic Skill Building
KoolMinds offers classes to help student who are struggling with cognitive or academic skills. Students can also receive help in specific subject areas including writing, spelling, reading and math. These classes help student increase general academic-success by enhancing the following skills:
  • Academic Organization

  • Comprehension; Critical Thinking
  • Short and Long-Term Memory
  • Asking for Help When Needed
  • Motivation; Not Procrastinating
  • Task Completion; Turning in Homework
  • Attention and Focus
  • Not Shutting Down
  • Time Management; Prioritization
  • Auditory, Visual, and Input Processing

  • Note-Taking and Test Taking
Options for Children and Youth with Academic Challenges
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Small group of 4 students 

  • Medium group of 8 students
  • Large group of 16 students

Relationship/Social Challenges

Social/relationship skills are an integral part of engaging with others and functioning in society. Absence of these skills is linked to withdrawal, loneliness, poor relationships, depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem and other issues. KoolMinds offers a variety of programs to boost social/relationship skills.

Research shows that social and relationship success is one of the greatest predictors of happiness and well-being. It also shows that the absence of positive social interactions is linked to negative consequences, such as withdrawal, loneliness, depression, feelings of anxiety, lowered self-esteem and difficulty at school, work, and home. Social skills impact most areas of life and are crucial to positive interactions and relationships and happiness in life. Social and relationship challenges can include: 
  • Challenges reading body language (gestures, facial expression, etc.).

  • Inappropriate behavior for the social situation.
  • Difficult or awkward interactions.
  • Often gets into arguments.
  • Doesn’t follow social rules.
  • Difficulty understanding social/emotional issues.
  • Difficulty understanding what is going on socially.
  • Tendency to discuss self or own interests rater than others.
  • Experiences social anxiety around others.
  • Poor relationships.
  • Has no or few friends.
  • One-sided conversations.
  • Often seems alone, “in his own world,” or “doing his own thing,” even around others.

Social challenges can cause difficulty, frustration, stress, awkwardness, discomfort, anxiety, and at times, embarrassment.

Fortunately, there is Hope!

KoolMinds offers consultations and classes that provide knowledge, skills, and tools to enable individuals to increase their social skills and positive relationships.

Children/youth participate in activities and lessons that teach them important social skills, then are given opportunities to practice those skills during their time at KoolMinds while being guided by a mentor. 

Options for Children and Youth with Social Challenges
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Small group of 4 students 

  • Medium group of 8 students
  • Large group of 16 students
  • Parenting classes
Teen Scene- Interpersonal Skills
Teens can unplug from their electronics and plug into fun activities that increase their interpersonal skills. This class is once a week and offers stimulating activities that help them enhance social skills, build self-confidence, and have an opportunity for self-expression.

Life Resiliency for Youth
It can be difficult for teens to navigate life in today’s world where they experience negative situations, disappointments, failure, difficulty fitting in, stress, anxiety and so forth. Resiliency is the ability to face life’s challenges and not experience shut-down, being overwhelmed, depression, or even suicide. KoolMinds gives teens knowledge and skills to overcome life’s curve balls, develop inner strength, and experience greater success and joy in life.

Consultations for Adults with Social Challenges

We offer one-on-one consultations. You can select from a variety of options. 

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