We are currently accepting children aged 5 to 10 years old. As our school's original founding learners grow older each year, we will progressively extend our enrollment to encompass middle school and eventually high school! 🚀

For ages 8-11

The Elementary Studio

Accomplish important work and play well with others

Our Elementary Studios are a vibrant mix of hands-on projects, cutting-edge technology, and self-paced academic mastery. Students are surrounded by a close-knit group of peers, and on any given day they could be building racing prototypes in our Makerspace, exploring and connecting with nature, or having a Socratic discussion about history. Each student has the freedom to learn in an environment that challenges them to be excellent while respecting their unique gifts.

Elementary aged learners:

  • Ask great questions.
  • Have fun and welcome others.
  • Set and track goals.
  • Build a solid foundation in math, reading, writing, and Civilization.
  • Explore, are curious and develop a love of learning through hands-on project-based learning.
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21st Century Learning

For your elementary aged child

  • The latest in educational technology for self-paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills.
  • Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history and self-governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.
  • Hands-on project based Quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world.
  • Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.
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Learning at Hero's Journey Academy

Learn to Do

Hands-on learning for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.

Learn to Learn

Socratic Discussions and self-paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.

Learn to Be

The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.

Our Elementary Studio is Unique to other Private School Options

The elementary studio offers a safe, caring, and warm environment where young children thrive in Ascension. The studio is arranged by learning areas: building and design, computers, manipulatives, core skills, library, and writing. The daily schedule and routines include a balance of indoor and outdoor activity time, plenty of time to play, which by the way, we feel is SUPER important to a child's development. Children are encouraged to think, reason, question, develop ideas, experiment, and problem solve, as well as make choices and display independence. Kindness and developing good character is a cornerstone in all we do. Navigating the challenges of friendship or learning to identify and express emotions, at Hero's, the intellectual, social, and emotional life of each child is honored.

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We believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization.