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What is your Daily Schedule? 

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Our learning day includes core classes, collaborative quests and projects, Socratic discussions, PE, and independent study. 

What is your Annual Schedule? 

August – May

We meet for four sessions with breaks in between each session. Our summer break covers June, July, and most of August. Check out our Academic Calendar page for more information.

What is your Tuition?

Thanks to generous donations, Studio tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is:

Elementary:  $6,000

Middle School:  $8,000

High School:  $10,000

For more information please visit our Tuition and Expenses page.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes. We encourage families who cannot afford our tuition to apply for a scholarship.  We want our program to be available to students from all economic backgrounds. For more information visit our Tuition and Expenses page. 

What ages/grades are your current students? 

Our students range in age from eight to eighteen and third through twelfth grade. Students should be eight years old by September 1st of the current school year to be admitted. For more information on requirements for admission please visit our Admissions page. 

 Are you full?

Please contact to find out if there are spots available.

How can I get added to the waiting pool?

Follow the application steps on our Steps to Admissions page.

May I hold a place for my future child?

No. You are welcome to do the first steps in our application process at any time. However, please don’t produce your video earlier than six months before the desired start date. Also, shadowing and interviews occur no earlier than six months before the desired start date.  

What do we mean by “Christian Staff”?

Studio Preparatory staff are Holy Spirit-filled, believe in the precepts detailed in the Nicene Creed, and hold mostly historical Christian views. Beyond that, Studio staff are encouraged to wrestle with God so that they can continue to grow toward God’s truths on precepts beyond those in the Nicene Creed.

 What is the Nicene Creed?

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

What do you require of parents?

Our parents sign a covenant to be lifelong learners and to support their children on their own Hero’s Journeys.  Parents are expected to support their children at home on Mondays and Fridays, using the customized yearly plan decided on at the beginning of the academic year. 

Parents of High School students will be responsible for creating and maintaining a transcript for their child. Technically, students do not graduate from Studio Prep.  They graduate from their family’s homeschool program.  Parents will award their child with a HS diploma.

We depend on parent volunteers to help with certain class activities, to work around the studio, to help with fundraising, and to help with special projects. 

Will you remain three days a week?

Yes, we will continue to meet Tuesdays through Thursdays.

What software programs are available for students to use?

We offer: ALEKS for math, NoRedInk & Let’s Diagram for grammar, and Duolingo for foreign languages.

What does Monday and Friday look like at home?  

You will be homeschooling your LS1 and/or LS2 child on Mondays and Fridays. As we are a co-op, you choose your student’s academic load. Much like college, choose a lighter load if you have many extra-curricular passions, or choose a heavy load to master more subjects through Studio Prep.

Our High School program is considered a 5-day a week program, though we only meet 3 days a week.  HS students should expect to complete a full day of school on Mondays and Fridays.

My examples for subtracting negative numbers were not clicking, so the student found his own illustration and shared it with the class. I love that he's working to understand rather than simply following the mechanics.