Ascend Micro School partners with parents to provide an engaging, learner-driven education rooted in compassion for our local community and the people in it. We aim to embrace the strengths of the curious, driven, passionate, gifted students we serve and empower them through highly individualized instruction, place-based education, hands-on learning, and character development so that each child can strengthen the gifts that are uniquely theirs and vital to our world.
A child’s education should reach far beyond academic standards. By the time students move to adulthood, they should be able to thrive as a member of society. We believe the purpose of education is to equip students to be lifelong learners and compassionate citizens while preparing them to live an enriched, fulfilling life as they create positive change in their community.
We are a homeschool hybrid, also referred to as an independent school. We fall under both private school and homeschool laws. Students attend 1-3 days a week and are homeschooled the other days.
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.
With Beyond Education Inc Academy, our goal is to achieve a holistic educational experience that fosters both academic excellence and spiritual growth. We aim to provide students with a cutting-edge education tailored to their individual needs, encompassing core subjects, Agricultural Sciences, and Bible classes. Our focus is on creating a learning environment that nurtures the heart alongside the mind. By integrating the Bible into every aspect of education, we aim to point children to Jesus and instill the joy of service. Our commitment to community service further reinforces our students’ connection to their community and neighbors. We offer student boarding and day student options to ensure a safe, predictable, and Christ-filled environment. Ultimately, our aspiration is to inspire students to embrace Christian living and to flourish academically, spiritually, and personally.
Bloom supports children and families through flexible and personalized learning opportunities.
We apply an organic approach to holistic education based on natural motivation and the creative process.
Every day at Bloom, children and families feel the joy that the love of learning with friends can bring.
At Bloom our mantra is: Space to grow, freedom to flourish, body + heart + mind.
Chesterfield Community Preschool will begin its inaugural school year on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. We are a dedicated, grassroots, Montessori, micro-school committed to guiding children in an authentic community atmosphere. We believe in an affordable, inclusive, respectful, child-focused education system and aim to provide an environment that meets the needs of the families we serve.
Our year-round, half-day preschool program is designed for children ages three to six years old. Our school days are Monday through Friday, 8am-12pm with a break each quarter. Class size is limited to twelve students and three faculty, providing a sense of community, partnership and individualization.
Our school is located within a Christian church and we are proud to share our faith with the children in our classroom, however, part of building an authentic and diverse community means also celebrating the different cultures, customs and religions of the families enrolled.
Our goal is to maintain affordable tuition in an effort to preserve the spirit of Montessori education. Tuition is only $500/month per child and requires an annual commitment. We operate with rolling admissions and will accept applications year-round, adding to our wait-list as needed. Please contact us for application information.
Since 2016 Chronos Academy has been creating education the hard way, from scratch. The founders of San Anselmo’s new K-8 micro-school, Daniel and Celeste Ezell set out to create a curriculum in their lab school in the same fashion Elon Musk engineered an orbital rocket: from first principles. “We have this great timeline of history we wanted to give to our students… and a bunch of other subjects we know they need to succeed…” Was there a way to bring those together into a seamless whole? The inspiration they needed appeared on the bookshelf at an AirBNB weekend in Guerneville. Daniel flipped through the pages of The Timetables of History. “Everything is in here! Why not teach everything like this—in order.“
Each week, Chronos curriculum consists of lessons in each subject integrated to a time and place. These week-long lessons add up to a four-year tour through the history of humanity and our innovations over the past 10,000 years. “We’ve implemented the best of our neighboring pedagogues: narrative from Waldorf, individual concrete exploration from Montessori, unit studies from public classrooms, memory work from classical models—and focused on grit, curiosity and maturity as our motivation. We are helping to grow wonderful people,” Celeste beamed.
Do.Think.Learn began with a question, “Can you teach our son?” And like many great bands and companies, Do.Think.Learn started in a garage. Since 2017 we have worked to change education one student at time. These days we have a nice office and more students, but our goal is the same. We know if we’ve done our job when students look up from a project and say, “Yeah, I got this.”
Students succeed in schools that meet their needs. Do.Think.Learn adapts the curriculum to fit the needs of each student and how they learn best. We emphasize: Process over Product, a four day school week (Friday is Choose Your Own Adventure Day), no homework, no testing, more meaningful assessment, and students driving their learning.
We believe that less is more. We offer students (and families) something different and something more. We focus on nontraditional learners, regenerative education, and students who want more from school. Nontraditional learning unfortunately often has a bad reputation. DTL provides a flexible learning community to allow each student time and space to explore and develop their ideas and skills. This reinvigorates learning for students. We also focus on depth instead of breadth of learning and skills development over subject mastery. DTL helps students learn in a way that works for them. Students don’t all learn the same way, so we don’t teach them the same way. We adapt and shape how we teach and what we teach to each student. This way each student is prepared for whatever future they create for themself.
At Empower Innovate Achieve Academy our mission is to help students thrive and grow in the learning environment. Students will receive a quality education that will include an appreciation for health, wellness, outdoor activities, life skills and being a leader in their community. Students learn at their own pace and engage in collaborative, project-based activities.
Highlands Micro School is a progressive, non-religious, independent elementary school in Northwest Denver.
Our mission at Juniper Micro School is to create a collaborative community that cherishes curiosity, nurtures each child’s unique strengths and helps children develop the skills and mindsets to boldly follow their passions to become tomorrow’s change agents.
We don’t wait for change – we are the changemakers. At Juniper we value innovation and research. We follow a progressive philosophy based on current, high-quality research on brain and child development.
We dare kids to be bold. In a rapidly changing and complex world, we emphasize resilience, critical thinking, risk-taking, intrinsic motivation and creative problem solving over rote memorization.
An education as unique as your child. Juniper’s intimate community allows us to provide an extremely personalized learning environment for students where individual strengths are valued and nurtured.
The power of the micro school. The micro school model is lean, agile and efficient. It allows us to serve as a truly innovative grassroots leader in reimagining education.
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.
At Prairie Song Academy we guide K-12 students’ academic and socio-emotional growth as they become confident, compassionate, creative thinkers. Our nurturing environment gives them space to explore their interests, unleash their creativity, and broaden their worldviews. We teach them to seek out the stories that are not always told, and to center those who have been marginalized. When students leave us, they will know they are deeply loved, have a sense of their place in this world, and do their part in creating a more just and inclusive society .