A holistic, nature-based microschool located in the East Metro of the Twin Cities. We value self-directed, student-led learning and strive to help our students become balanced in mind-body-spirit so they can pursue their passions into adulthood.
Our tiny community is blooming with kids and we are looking to bring back a local tradition of local education in a one-room schoolhouse setting, with an education program focused on teaching the kids to learn, think and grow instead of memorize and prep for tests. One-room schoolhouses have a long history in this area, with the last one closing just 10 years ago. The families of a small and remote community of Martinsdale Montana want a childhood experiences that does not include a twice a day, one hour or more, bus ride to the nearest school.
We have a kindergarten class of 6 for fall 2018, and enroll will grow to at least 12 within the first 5 years. Unlike many rural and isolated areas, we are growing with families due to ranching and industry.
Due to our remote location, we qualify for public school funding but we have struggled to get our school districts Board of Trustees to listen and learn the facts. As we persevere and work to gain their support, we are looking in to any and all options, Public, Private, Charter, etc. We are also very open to new, old and unique teaching and learning models.
We have very motivated families and a new schoolhouse but we are looking for teacher(s) and/or educational innovators that are interested in taking on this incredible opportunity for themselves and the kids.
We would be more open to non-public if we could find the right person(s) to oversee the school as we feel this is one area, that is not best suited for this group of parents and we haven’t been able to find anyone else local with the skills or qualifications to take on such an important role.
There is a good chance that we cannot pull all of this together by fall 2018 and that is ok. It is most important to find the right path and educating partners and that takes time. If we build it, they will come.
If you are interested in more information, or have helpful resources, please contact me. Thank you!
Masterpiece Academy honors students for who they are as individuals and who they are in Christ. We serve and empower students through Biblical truth, individualized core instruction, project-based learning and character development. Our goal is to strengthen students in Christ while equipping them with 21st century skills needed for their future careers.
We function based on five pillars: individualization, relevance, immersive, technology, and faith-based.
Natural Connections Academy is a K-12 private micro-school. We are agriculture rich in our learning enviornment while integrating technology and all core subject areas.
Our Farmstead Academy setting includes animals of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on our Equestrian Team. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
Recognizing students’ unique academic, social and spiritual needs while nurturing them to be creative, self-motivated and Holy Spirit led leaders who courageously impact every area of culture with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God
The Tapestry Academy is a micro–school tutoring program to connect budding minds with brilliant and caring instructors — with hands-on experiences to foster true learning and nurture natural curiosity. All in a small setting.
Our school will be located on an urban farm. Our students will learn about animal handling, gardening, creating a sustainable living space, and expressing themselves through art. We have tons of space for hands on science experiments. Our teachers have degrees in Biology and biochemistry as well as over ten years of experience in art and music. Our goal is to develop a learning experience to build upon your child’s strengths and let them explore their interests. Our main teacher is credentialed and holds a Masters in Teaching. They will be creating curriculum and lesson plans to support the development of all the students in our class. We believe in cultivating grit, a positive self esteem, and a growth mindset in our students. Please contact me with your interest.