Nearly every day since its publication on GHF Press, I have heard from readers how Micro-Schools: Creating Personalized Learning on a Budget has helped them see what is possible for their children. It’s been a humbling experience, and I’ve come to realize that some of you are ready to create an educational environment that is thoughtful, creative, and inclusive.

I’m excited to announce that I now offer The Build Your Micro-School Summer Institute. We cover everything you need to build your own micro-school – all in the 3 months before school would start!

Ten years ago, when I began leading and creating micro-schools, the number of decisions I had to make on my own was daunting. Needless to say, I made a lot of mistakes. I spent money on the wrong resources. I wasted time recruiting families that weren’t a fit. I had no idea there was a huge and welcoming community waiting for me online (with GHF)! 

I created this institute to save you from making those same mistakes. Your first micro-school is going to be a lot better than my first micro-school. I’m actually a little jealous of you! 

So much about starting a micro-school is unique to each person; I couldn’t possibly capture it all in one book. This course will allow a small group of us the space to work through our individual motivations and unique circumstances of starting a micro-school, while also covering key considerations and logistical challenges I’ve identified as crucial to micro-school success.

The Build Your Micro-School Summer Institute is a 3-month online course packed with guidance and information on creating your own innovative learning environment. Each week I’ll host live calls with Q&A, and I’ll have additional open office hours each month. Together we’ll set goals and create lists of outlined action steps. You’ll have lifetime, 24/7 access to a community of peers who share your dream.

We’ll work together through nine detailed and directive modules designed to help you:

  • Understand what your time and cost commitment will be
  • Develop a system to delegate responsibilities
  • Curate curriculum and resources in a way that works for your budget
  • Find your community through GHF and other outlets.

Head over to to learn more about what I’m offering. Even if you’re not 100% sure that this program is for you, sign up for the waitlist to get more information, and feel free to send me a message with all of your questions and concerns. I’m happy to chat with you about how we can make the Build Your Micro-School Summer Institute work for you.