What is our model?


Emotional memories are among our strongest and easiest to recall—a favorite Christmas, an A on a final exam, our high school graduation ceremony, yes, even our most embarrassing moment. We remember them because in a particular moment of intense joy, embarrassment, or sadness, everything about the moment – the people, the sounds, the smells, the pumping heart – all combined to create a powerful memory. So how do we duplicate this in a learning environment?

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We create it by establishing a positive relationship in which the learner feels loved, valued, and safe. Then we create or “set-up” a situation which, when experienced, will lead to an “aha” moment, Then we “guide” the learner to discover or find the answer to a problem by himself, or with co-learners, or a small team. Then if you can get the learner to describe the experience to you in detail, it truly becomes UNFORGETTABLE! And the chances of retention are high!

Learning To Remember

Although these learning moments might not be as memorable as your best birthday present, they will stay with the learner much longer than if he had taken notes in a lecture hall and then spent the entire night pouring over the material – hoping something sticks.

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  • Nurture the relationship.
  • Set up an “aha” moment
  • Guide the learner to discover.

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Invite Children To Learn


This is just a part of our teaching model – a model that has its roots in Hebraic Learning – “teacher led, not student fed.” When we model for others, we invite them to follow. This puts the decision to follow in the hands of the student – who is then required to make a choice. Anything we do using agency is always done better.


Hebraic Learning

  • Model correct principles.
  • Invite them to follow.
  • Allow agency.

Raising the IQ of All Students

Reuven Feuerstein was an Israeli clinical, developmental, and cognitive psychologist, known for his theory of intelligence which states “it is not ‘fixed’, but rather modifiable”. Feuerstein is recognized for his work in developing the theories and applied systems of: structural cognitive modifiability, mediated learning experience, cognitive map, deficient cognitive functions, and more. According to Johns Hopkins University, his tested methods helped children overcome their learning “disabilities”. His practice of Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE):

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  • Strengthens the memory
  • Builds executive function
  • Enhances “learning to learn” skills

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His methods have done wonders for those with learning challenges, yet they also increase learning abilities in all children.

The program has been used in sixteen languages and 70 countries including the United States and Canada with learning disabled, behavior disordered, gifted underachieving, at risk, bilingual, as well as regular education students.

Our teachers are being trained in this learning enhancement method. It will be utilized in all classrooms as well as in our P.U.R.E. program.

“Teacher led, not student fed.”

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The Bicycle Philosophy


Lead me, guide me, walk beside me. Help me find the way.
This is our philosophy of education “in the Lord’s way.” It’s more about sharing – of information, thoughts, feelings, and discovery. Children should be given opportunities to take on the role of teacher, not just student. Many things can and ought to be learned from the best books. But it mustn’t stop there. Take children out into the world. Lead them, guide them, and walk (or run) beside them, much as you do when you are teaching them to ride a bicycle for the first time. Then, after they have learned balance and safety, with you running alongside, you will at some point, “let go”! Then you will stand and wait – watching them be perhaps a bit wobbly at first, but with the tools and experience necessary to be physically and spiritually ready to venture out into the world.
They have been taught correct principles. They are ready to govern themselves.

Our Curriculum


Our curriculum was established to provide a spiritually and academically whole education to children who hold a belief in the gospel and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
although children of all faiths are welcome to participate.

Children are taught using a curriculum that is whole, integrated, challenging, and complete; and which reflects the faith and beliefs of LDS families. Subject matter is correlated so that multiple ages are taught with ease.

The curriculum is built on a chronological timeline of the scriptures. Then world events, inventions, discoveries, music, literature, and art are all woven into the tapestry to create a whole-brained approach to learning. This concept allows the child to see not only a correlation and integration of all things, but it also helps him see God’s plan for man and how he, the individual, fits into the glorious plan. Children are then encouraged to develop personal talents and live close to gospel teachings so that they can discover their divine mission and return to Heavenly Father.

Mathematics is not a one-size-fits-all subject. We make several different programs available in the classroom – all challenging and academically sound – and allow several days at the beginning of the year for children to “try out” each program. They are then placed in the program that is most comfortable for the them. Then students work in teams where peer tutoring and teaching and guiding take place.

Academic Options


K-8 Part-time Standard Includes:

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    Weekly Instruction

    Your child is instructed by an experienced teacher over Skype. This instruction averages between 20 and 40 minutes per week. Subject matter may be new material or material in which you feel your child needs additional help

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    Materials

    Your enrollment includes printed materials for all subjects. This includes a Parent Manual and a complete student kit. Math is included and can be done using Saxon or Aleks, an online instruction program (Aleks-grades 4-8 only).

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    Flexible Schedule

    You have the opportunity to customize your academic year according to your family needs. You can begin at any time. If you want to begin in January but still want to take the summer off, simply inform us of this when you enroll and your child’s teacher will create a teaching schedule to fit your needs.

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    Nine Month Contract

    Because we retain only the best teachers who contract with us for a full academic year, your enrollment is for a full academic (9 month) year and cannot be changed – even if you decide to withdraw your child from the program.


K-8 Full-time School Includes:

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    Daily Instruction

    Full-time School meets at the same time every weekday. Students meet just like in our on-campus classrooms. Via computer link, students can see their teacher and other classmates and the teacher sees and engages each student throughout the session. The day begins with a devotional. Then the group jumps into stories, activities, projects, science explorations, and FUN! Learning sessions run about 3 to 4.5 hours – depending on grade level and recesses are given as needed.

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    Materials

    Your enrollment includes printed materials for all subjects. This includes a Parent Manual and a complete student kit. Math is included and can be done using Saxon or Aleks, an online instruction program (Aleks-grades 4-8 only).

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    Join In Classes From Anywhere

    We follow a traditional calendar year – September through May – but if you need to travel, you can join the daily class sessions from wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection and a computer with mic and speaker. We give you the best of both worlds!

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    Nine Month Contract

    Because we retain only the best teachers who contract with us for a full academic year, your enrollment is for a full academic (9 month) year and cannot be changed – even if you decide to withdraw your child from the program.

Tuition Costs & Fees