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A Fully SUpported Approach to

Home-Based Learning

We provide planning support, coaching, and a flexible-schedule learning center for home-based learning families.

       Fall Session begins                      Wednesday, Sept. 12th!!

 
 
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What We Do

Your child is unique.  S/he deserves an individually curated upbringing designed to unlock all of the purpose, power, and potential that is on the inside.  And that is why your child has you...a parent that will do anything to see them succeed.

But let’s be real.  The prospect of spending every waking hour with your child for the next 18 years can be a little daunting.

That’s why we created WeSchool Academy.  We are a learning support center for at-home learners and their families.  We provide planning, coaching, training, and a flexible-schedule learning center so that you can access as much or as little help as you need to be a successful home-based learning family.

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                      Core Beliefs

 

Personalized Learning

Every child is unique and deserves an individually curated educational journey that will unlock all of the purpose, power, and potential that is on the inside of them.  That’s why we work with families to assess each child's strengths and needs and develop an all-around, team-based approach to bring the child along the educational journey.
 

 

Character Development

Even more important than what a child can learn is who the child will become.  We leverage our personalized learning environment, Morning Meetings, and close family relationships to reinforce strong character development.

City As Campus

Homeschooling is not something that takes place around an old wooden table at home in Smallville, USA.   Home-based learning actually enables families to take advantage of all of the amazing learning opportunities that the city has to offer.  That’s why every Monday, we take a Learning Excursion somewhere in the city that provides real-word reinforcement of the concepts and themes for the week.
 

Family At The Center

Strong families are the key to educational success.  So, we like to keep families as the focal point of the child’s educational development, not a school.  We’ve designed the program so that you can tailor it to your specific needs.  We even offer a monthly Parent’s Night Out so that you can get a break and do something fun and restorative

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Programs

 
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Planning & Strategy Support

There is an abundance of available resources for home-based learning...from curriculum, to extracurriculars, and even support groups.  But, how do you sort through it all and develop a plan that is effective and well suited for your child and family?  We leverage a wide-range experience in traditional education, home-based education, as well as education and family support organizations to help you build a plan that works.

 

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Coaching & Collaboration 

One of the most important factors in our success as home-based educators is our ability to communicate and share ideas, to encourage and console one another.  We facilitate weekly conference calls and quarterly in-person meetings in which we create the right environment for this kind of information sharing, relationship building, and mutual care.

 

 

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Flexible-Schedule Learning Center

Can you be a home-based educator and still pursue a career, take care of household responsibilities, or even just get a break from time to time?  We want every family, from every walk of life to be able to enjoy the benefits of home-based learning.  We provide a flexible-schedule learning center so that families can build a “school” schedule that fits their unique needs.

Located in Hyde Park at 5139 S. Dorchester Ave (Church of the Shepherd), the center operates Monday - Thursday.

HALF DAY 9am-12:45pm

FULL DAY 9am-4pm

Choose the days and times that fit your family this year when you enroll!

 

 

 

 

Extras

 
 
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Parents Night Out

This fun, 3-hour drop off event means food, music, games, and interactive arts and crafts for children...and an evening of fun, relaxation (or maybe just some uninterrupted sleep) for mom and dad.  Parents’ Night Out is held every 3rd Friday of month during the Spring, Fall, and Winter and every Friday of the Summer. This program is included for Learning Center students (Spring, Fall, and Winter) and discounted for siblings. Non-WeSchool families are welcome to join as space allows.


Drop-In Passes

Drop-In Passes allow families to send a child to the Learning Center for one, half-day block.  This is perfect for those days when home-based educators need a break or traditional school families are faced with those odd days off.  A Drop-In Pass is a great way to get a feel for the Learning Center and also makes a great gift to any parent (the gift of a few hours “off”).  Passes come in packs of 5 for $200.

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Monthly Trainings

Like all educators, home-based educators should make sure that we have continual skill development.  Our monthly trainings are presented by experts and focus on building the skills we need to succeed.  We’ll cover topics like STEM, student assessment, physical education, transition years and so much more.  

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Meet the Founder

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WeSchool Academy is the fulfillment of a life-long dream for me…

I’ve known since the age of seven that I wanted to be a teacher.  Even at that young age, I had a love for learning and a passion for helping others access knowledge.  Over time, I went from playing “school” with toys, to being a committed teacher’s aide in all of my classes, to being an Elementary Education major at DePaul University in Chicago.

As I grew, I also discovered other passions in my heart. I discovered that my faith and love for God are real and important to me.  I discovered that I have a passion for my city, Chicago.  I discovered that I wanted to be a wife and a mother.  I discovered that I love to help people.  I discovered that I want to change the world.

All of these passions have come alive in WeSchool Academy.  

Seven years ago, I gave birth to my daughter.  I was a classroom teacher at the time, but when I held her in my arms, I knew that she was uniquely mine.  I knew that she deserved an incredibly high level of attention,nurture, and guidance in order to ensure that she not only learned “text book” information, but learned to unlock all of the amazing gifts and talents that are on the inside of her.  That’s why my husband and I decided to homeschool.  And that’s why we still homeschool her and our 3 sons.

As a teacher, I know that every child is special.  I know that every child deserves the same kind of love and focused guidance that my children receive.  As I’ve got more involved with mothers through organizations like MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) and the church where we pastor, I began to realize that so many families feel the same way about their children as I do.  They just don’t feel equipped to take on the full weight of educating their children at home.

And that’s why I started WeSchool Academy.  Now, families have a supportive learning community from which they can access as much or as little help as they need to curate a personalized journey of educational development for each child.  

And I know that as these little people grow into their purpose...that’ll change the world.
 

 
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