Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am - 2pm (Following the OKC Public Schools Calendar)

Our goal is to help students find readiness for Kindergarten through Science, Technology, Reading Readiness, Engineering, Art, Music and Math (STRREAMM). We believe that a holistic approach to learning is best and that it requires discovery through play and experimentation. During the course of this year, September through May, we will be working in the garden, making our own snacks, creating art and music, conducting experiments, practicing reading readiness and more! We will provide enrichment opportunities through fun field trips that will compliment all that we are learning together. 


Meet the teachers

Amy Young, Co-founder and Executive Director of SixTwelve, taught elementary school music (PreK through 5th grade) for 8 years at Lakeview Elementary School in Norman, Oklahoma. She has earned a bachelors in Music Education, a bachelors in Art History and a masters in Art History. She worked as an education curator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for 3.5 years, leading the docent program, creating curriculum for exhibits,  and overseeing the internship and travel programs. Her passion is people. She believes that learning and growth are keys to happiness and has made it her mission to share those things with others. This PreK program and school has been her dream since she was a child and every step she has taken throughout her education and career has led to its realization. She is ecstatic to welcome your family to this experience.


Director of Early Childhood Education - Dara Van Laanen

Born in southern California, Dara and her family returned to Oklahoma due to the
Cuban Missile Crisis and they settled in the Oklahoma City area. After graduating from OU with a BFA in Dance, she moved to New York and continued to pursue a love of dance for 10 years. Once back in Oklahoma and while working in an arts-in-education program in Tulsa, a lifelong
passion and commitment to the well-being of young children was born.

Back to school she went, completing a Master's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary teaching at Antioch New England Graduate School. With over 25 years of experience, she has worked with children in private, public, and international school settings.

From Dara: "It is an honor to join the community at 612 and I look forward to a joyful, magical, and meaningful school year with staff and children!"


Young School Info

The Young School meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, September 5th through May 16th, from 9am to 2pm at SixTwelve. Arrival can begin at 8:30am. Because SixTwelve is a community education space with multiple offerings, dismissal will end at 2:30pm. Tuition for one day per week is $200/month/student; two days per week is $400/month/student; three days per week is $600/month/student. Students ages 3-5 are welcome. No more than 10 students will be accepted. Potty training required. Scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year have been assigned. 

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is now full and closed, but you may be added to the wait list by filling out a Young School Interview Application. Appointments and interviews will be scheduled in the spring for the following school year. For more information, please contact: