For 2017-2018 we are offering a Full-Curriculum MicroSchool program:
The purpose of our program is to offer a comprehensive program with a dedicated Mentor, while allowing parents to participate to the best of their abilities. In addition to having engaging and community-centric programs at our Hub in Science, the Arts, and Civics with Specialist Mentors and local partnerships, our Mentor will be responsible for developing a Personalized Learning Plan. The PLP covers core resources the students will use at home in writing, math, and reading skills, as well as full-fledged projects the students will work on during Open Lab at the Hub.
Families will also have opportunities to use the space in “off” hours (neither class nor open lab time) subject to availability.
If you have an interest in learning more about this unique program, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page below, and we’ll schedule a time to connect with your family and see if there is a fit.
Class Observation and Student Interview:
In order to determine whether there is fit with your child and the IndED program, we will schedule an interview with a Mentor. Ideally, we want the child to visit one of our classes, clubs, or open lab time to get a feel for the space, our materials, and what we’re about. Our Mentor can meet with the student individually as well, for a few minutes, as well as with the parents to answer any questions.
Letter of Intent and Acceptance:
Once you, your child, and the Mentor have the comfort level required, you can send a letter of intent over email (admin @ inded.net) to apply for your spot in the program. You should receive response within 3 to 5 business days, with a welcome letter and paperwork to fill out, including the beginnings of a Personalized Learning Plan, Information and Medical Release, and a copy of the tuition agreement.
Tuition, Fees, and Schedule:
The biggest benefit of IndED is the complete flexibility we offer our families in receiving a comprehensive independent education. Most of our Full-Curricular students will spend a total of approximately 9 hours a week at the space in either open lab or class time, as well as up to another 6 hours a week either with their Mentor, at an extra workshop, on a field trip, or working on a project aligned with their Personalized Learning Plan. Students taking full advantage of these resources will pay roughly $8000 for the entire school year. This includes all of our specialty programs in Science, the Arts, and Civics, as well as taking full advantage of our Partnerships and Clubs. We want to be as flexible as possible with our families, what they can do, what their kids need, and how it is delivered, so feel free to ask questions about any and all of these ideas in the interview process.