The Grand Mesa Statesmanship Academy, a New Commonwealth School based upon the principles of Thomas Jefferson Education, is beginning its first academic year and is seeking more families to join the present group of children and parents. The Academy will be providing weekly supplemental classes in many different subject areas. The students will be mentored by their peers' parents. In a New Commonwealth School, families study the classics in an effort to become knowledgeable citizens who can understand and protect liberty, and serve their communities.
Each school is a commonwealth, a group of families working together to create a representative government. The students are represented by their parents on a governing board and each school creates its own constitution. The schools are not publicly funded. They are funded by the families involved in order to retain control over what curriculum is used. A New Commonwealth School is dedicated to maintaining the family as the central unit in society and in moral education. Parents also are provided learning opportunities through each school.
Fees for the Academy are minimal. Nursery is free, and junior student fees are $20 per child per semester. There is a family cap of $40 per semester. Scholar (ages 12 - 18) will be charged $50 per child per semester, with a family cap of $200 per semester. The cost of books for the older students will be approximately $20 per semester. Fees can be lowered if some materials are donated.
For more information, contact Tanya at 970.856.6623 or Diane at 970.835.4657.