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FAQs



About GMSA

Q:

Can I drop off my children at GMSA for the classes?

A:

If you have a child taking a scholar class (ages 11+), you are allowed to drop off your child for them to attend GMSA on their own.  If you have junior students (ages 1-11), you will need to stay at the school and either assist or mentor a class.  This is for the safety of both mentors and younger children in our school.  We also try to have at least two moms in each class, so without the help of the mothers we would not be able to have two-deep leadership.

Q:

Is GMSA a homeschool co-op?

A:

No, we are a commonwealth school. Commonwealth is defined as the common good or happiness.  A commonwealth school is an organization created to stand the test of time and requires the community to self-govern  Although each family is required to contribute significantly to the functioning of the school like a co-op, there is an executive board and a Constitution by which the school is governed.  This means longevity and less friction within the school.

Q:

What are the unique aspects of GMSA?

A:

Our commonwealth school is based upon the principles of a Leadership Education (see A Thomas Jefferson Education), which has the same fundamental principles many of our Founding Fathers and other great leaders of the past and present possess.  We adhere to optional participation and no compulsory attendance.  We create an environment in which families study and discuss the classics and experience learning mostly hands-on and project-based.  We believe every student (both children and adults) has a specific mission they were put on this earth to accomplish.  We try to inspire their individual genius.  “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
Plato

Q:

Is GMSA religious in nature?

A:

GMSA is a multi-denominational Christian school and encourages cooperation between various faiths in order to create stronger families, develop a stronger community, and promote freedom.  We encourage our mentors to teach using basic Christian principles and Biblical examples without influencing the children toward a specific denomination. 

Q:

How is GMSA funded?

A:

GMSA is privately funded by tuition and fees paid by the families, fundraisers, and donations.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity.