Once you’ve created your Khan Academy account as a teacher, you’ll see a pop-up asking you to add your school.
The “Add your school” feature allows teachers to select their school out of a list of schools from publicly available databases of educational institutions (e.g., NCES for the United States) and add it to their Khan Academy account.
This pop-up will show up the first time you log in to Khan Academy as a teacher.
From it, you can filter by region and select your school.
Adding your school allows you to personalize your account, and helps Khan Academy better understand the reach and impact of our product and services. Adding the school you teach at is entirely optional and will in no way affect your experience at Khan Academy.
If you’d like to skip this step, you can click on the X at the top right-hand corner of the pop-up or click on “Skip” at the bottom of the pop-up (next to “Save”).
If you decide to add your school in the future or if you’re trying to change the school you selected, you can access the “Add your school” pop-up by clicking on (a) the Add your school link or (b) the school listed under the welcome message in your Teacher Dashboard.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Why can’t I seem to find my school on the list? What can I do?
If you’re not able to locate your school in the “Add your school” pop-up, it is likely that it is not yet included in the list of schools of the NCES or our list has not yet been updated.
In these cases, we recommend teachers either dismiss the pop-up or select “OTHER” as their school for any specified ZIP Code in the United States.
For more information on what to do if your school is not listed, please check out this article.
What if I teach in more than one school?
At the moment, teachers are only able to select one school per Khan Academy account. If you use the same Khan Academy account for several schools,
- feel free to select the school you prefer to see connected to your Khan Academy, or
- create a different account for every school you teach at.