“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” If these words, often attributed to William Butler Yeats, strike a chord with you, and if you are looking for a learning community where that fire can be lit in a supportive and fun environment, Tulsa Homeschool Academy might be just the place for your family!
Tulsa Homeschool Academy was borne of a desire to give our kids a shared academic experience in an inclusive environment. Our Leadership Team is composed of Anna-Maria Lane, Anne Brooks, and Sarah Koepp. After years of talking about sharing the task of teaching our children, we tested the waters in Spring of 2018 with a writing workshop consisting mostly of our own children. After its success, and with the help of Natalie Bennett and Casey Ferris, we then moved to a full day co-op, and the following year Kristin Riffe joined THA as our early elementary teacher. As we have continued to expand classes and attract more students, our goals have remained unchanged. We aim to create a community of learners and to inspire a lifelong love for learning while nurturing our students’ social and emotional growth.
We offer online classes as well as Monday and Friday in-person academic classes and a Friday Enrichment Day for pre-k through high school students. Our Friday Enrichment Day began at All Souls Unitarian Church and then moved to Chandler Park due to COVID, but now we are back inside (with masks) at a church in Broken Arrow and expanding to offer a twice-a-week option!