A place to grow

We make home education accessible by offering a balanced combination of subjects, fostering critical thinking, creativity and constant learning. It can take place at home, online or as a combination of both.

KS3 tuition mainly follows the Cambridge International Examinations Lower Secondary programme. It includes Checkpoint, for Mathematics, English and Science.

The group size is limited to 3 pupils. Such a small number allows us to dedicate more time to the teaching/learning process and to assess the pupils more often. And it allows them more time for developing new ideas and discoveries. It allows also for a normal development in the child, with friends with whom to share their new experiences in home education.

We prepare students in international GCSE courses with specifications preferably from Cambridge International Examinations. These courses are normally taken in two years, although they can be taken in less time if the student shows potential and commitment. The English Baccalaureate, introduced in 2010, is a performance measure that recognizes students who achieve a C grade or better in their GCSEs.

Our home education system continues with A Level and Pre-U courses.

Nowadays there are many success stories of home educated children, such as Chelsea Link or Dakota Root.

From the past, Franklin, Monet, Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Chaplin, Edison, Faraday, Shackleton, Agatha Christie, Dickens, Mark Twain, Beatrix Potter, Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci, Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, Melville, C.S. Lewis and Virginia Woolf are just a few notable persons who have one thing in common: they were home educated.

“What children need is not new and better curriculm but access to more of the real world; plenty of time and space to think over their experiences, and to use fantasy and play to make meaning out of them” (John Caldwell Holt).

In reply to the question: “Are there any alternatives to giving psychoactive drugs to children with behavioral abnormalities?”, Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan answers: “Certainly. Tutoring, for example. Who’s being diagnosed with ADHD? Children who aren’t doing well in school. It never happens to children who are doing well in school. So what about tutoring instead of pills?”

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