About Aspen

Inspired Learning For The 21st Century

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

At Aspen Learning Lab, we believe that education does not come in a one-size-fits-all model. That’s why we offer a range of different programs and options that meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each individual student.

Our goal is simple: to inspire a love for learning while teaching students the skills they need to become independent, successful, and adaptable learners in a changing world.


Aspen Learning Lab was founded almost two decades ago in Malibu, California, by Kelsey Lichtenstein. Originally created as a mentoring program for youth in Malibu, it quickly evolved into a tutoring company providing after school support and skill-building to students in grades K-12. Shortly thereafter, and in response to a growing need, Kelsey and her team began developing a variety of educational programming customized to each individual student. She found that by personalizing the learning and getting to know each student’s individual needs, motivations, learning styles and disposition, students excelled academically and emotionally. Rather than forcing students to adjust to traditional textbooks and curriculum, Aspen took an innovative approach, creating customized, ground-up programs that inspired students to meet and exceed their academic goals. Nearly 20 years later, Aspen Leader Lab is an innovator and leader in customized and student-centered learning for students ages 18 months to 18 years old.

Meet Our Aspen Learning Team

Meet Our Aspen Learning Lab Team 

The Aspen Learning Lab Team has an extensive roster of educators. No matter your child’s educational goals, level, unique circumstances, or family needs, your child’s education is in great hands. We are very intentional with teacher and student pairings. Building on decades of experience in pairing students with the right teacher for where they are at in their learning journey, we’re confident that we’ll be able to make an impactful match that takes your student’s learning to the next level!

Our Aspen Learning Lab team has more than 140 years of combined experience in the classroom, and expertise in more than 55 subjects. In addition to this wealth of professional experience, our teachers bring a global perspective to the classroom, with more than nine languages spoken across our team and travel to more than 26 countries outside of the US.



“When our sons had to migrate to online only education it quickly became apparent that our now 3rd grader was having a really hard time. He had always loved school but he was not enjoying the online experience. So when this school year started we knew we had to make a change. Having work with his two close friends with an in-person Aspen teacher was the solution. Sally from Aspen was able to activate the curriculum the kids were doing online with fun activities. Salt dough maps of the state with different colors of dough for the different climate regions; playing basketball to reinforce multiplication skills; creating catapults, and canoes, and dropping eggs, and mummifying oranges- all the fun they used to have in a classroom that wasn’t happening. Thank you Aspen Learning Lab for helping to rekindle the joy and fun in learning for my son!”

– Mikko S.