Our MissionTo radically increase access to innovative educational content and practices. We seek to disrupt how, when, where, and what students learn. To develop students with core foundational knowledge in the humanities and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the creative confidence to become compassionate artists, engineers, and scientists who will help to advance human knowledge and engage with the most challenging problems of the future.
Our VisionTo create a global community of builders that valorizes community, kindness, creativity, and curiosity; we seek to cultivate and celebrate the builder, the maker, and the risk-taker.
How did Dexter start?
In 2017, Dexter started running free 3D Printing and computer programming workshops at the local university in Wichita Falls, TX. Dozens of students joined the program and there was a clear demand for new ways of learning in the community. These workshops grew to a formal after-school program and the acquisition of a small campus in 2018 to serve as a proof of concept for a new kind of learning environment. In August of 2019, Dexter launched its full-time school with an initial cohort of 26 students. Fast forward to 2020 and Dexter now has over 100 full-time students and an innovative 30,000 square ft. campus.
Why the name Dexter?
Our name is short for Dexterity meaning mental skill and quickness. Our commitment to our students is to help them develop the mental dexterity they'll need to thrive in the modern world.