For several years, I have wanted to have my own school. Before the concept of microschools, it just seemed too out of reach to find the space and go through all the regulations. As microschools first gained traction, I had already started Coy's Camps And Classes. Our initial focus was on chess which we used instructors for. We added some coding with Lego Robotics and used a teacher for that as well. Recently, I added a Young Entrepreneurs class which I taught myself and really loved. I realized I missed teaching and it was time to reexamine my dream to open my own school. We had thought about adding a pre-k and kindergarten, but I just wasn't quite sure about our location.
I decided to really think about how we could make it work and what grades would be compatible with where we are and what my credentials were. I am a certified elementary school teacher with endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Structured English Immersion, and Gifted and Talented Education. I did some research on what is out there and what I would like to see and offer.
That's when it hit me. So many schools were focused on catching students up... especially after COVID. Unfortunately, there is also a great deal of behavioral and political distractions going on in the classrooms. What about the students who want to focus and learn but are being held back because of these other issues? How can they be helped? I then decided I would like to open a microschool that focuses on the kids who really want to learn. They want to set goals and be able to work on what they need and what they are curious about. I want to offer a place where students have some power, as well as responsibility, in their education at an age appropriate level. I also want them to learn critical thinking skills as well as empower them to express their creativity.
I am super excited to start this endeavor and welcome our Founding Families. We will cap at 15 students for our first semester (Spring 2024) so that we can really focus on making it a great experience. As a thank you for being a founding family, we will waive our registration fee and lock in the tuition rate for two years. You will also get to be an integral part in forming our school culture.