Liber Academy is a New Commonwealth School in Davis County. We meet in Fruit Heights, Utah on Wednesday from 9:-2:00. It is a family school, offering Leadership Education for home educated youth between the ages of 2-18 years. Parents are encouraged to train, mentor, and volunteer time and talents to the Commonwealth.
Liber Academy is based on the philosophies of A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille, which is the foundational book for our Academy. This book teaches a set of principles of education that lead us in our Liberal Arts Education such as “Classics, not Textbooks”.
Another source which is implemented in our school is the Leadership Education Mentoring Institute (LEMI). All of our Core classes are taught by mentors who volunteer and attend training through this mentor training company which teach Liberal Arts and accompanying principles. Some of these ideas include good vs. bad, right vs. wrong, truth vs. false, Core Phase, Love of Learning, and vision, mission, ability, skills, and knowledge.
Liber Academy offers a Leadership Education for children ages 2-18 and Lifelong Learning for adult members. However, our main focus is on scholar age, which is 12-18. As our children enter their teens, they are ready for intellectually stimulating projects, more interaction as they learn alongside their peers, and greater responsibility to take their education to a deeper level. Liber provides a safe, yet challenging environment so that the youth can grow into successful, productive adults who have experience creating change in themselves and their communities.
During the school year we meet on Wednesdays and hold a variety of classes. Courses offered by Liber Academy are meant to supplement a home education and will account for approximately 50% of a scholar's education. Our school is not a drop-off school; parents are asked to train and volunteer time teaching and supporting the various classes which are offered within our Junior Program and Scholar Projects.
As our school meets and works toward specific goals as a group, the youth will grow together and learn to share what they are learning with others. Liber Academy also offers a great way for like-minded families to create a community; to support and learn from each other.
Liber scholars are challenged in various ways which will serve them well throughout their life, including:
Youth who complete four-six years of structured classes offered at Liber are not only prepared to be leaders, they have learned to lead themselves throughout their life.