Meet the Education Entrepreneurs behind Maine’s Growing Microschools

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Kerry McDonald

“Founded in 1970 by a group of parents looking for a more holistic educational approach for their children, School Around Us operated as a state-recognized K-8 private school until 2020 when the school leaders decided to shift away from a traditional schooling model to a learning community serving homeschoolers. It’s part of a growing trend, both in Maine and nationally, of new schools and spaces offering smaller, more individualized, more flexible learning options that parents and teachers desire.” (07/03/24)