metanoia

[meh-ta-noy-ah] Greek

[noun] the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self, or way of life

Welcome to Metanoia Academy! 

Metanoia is an online and in-person community of homeschoolers and independent learners. 

Our unique 4 year cycle of curriculum allows families with multiple children to explore topics together, sharing the fun of field trips, movies, read alouds, and more. However, since the actual curriculum, readings, and assignments vary by level, each child receives the challenges they need to continue to build competency and confidence. By repeating the cycle at each level, students gradually add depth and bredth to their understanding. Each year of the curriculum focuses on a specific period of history paired with fiction, non-fiction, and primary source readings, writing workshop units, and relevant studies of philosophy, science, and the arts. Start at any year of the cycle - you will end up covering it all! 

Year A: Ancient Civilizations -  (2022-2023, 2026-2027) Learn how the earliest civilizations developed across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Read and write epic poetry, observe how art and theatre reflect the societies they emerged from, compare mythology from around the world (and try your had at writing a myth or fable of your own), and explore how early philosophy evolved into modern sciences.  

Year B: United States History Part 1 - (2023-2024, 2027-2028) Learn about the indigenous peoples of North America and study Earth Science as we focus on appreciating the natural world as many Native cultures did. See how European colonialism disrupted and altered these civilizations and explore life in colonial America (witch hunts and Calvinism and racism, oh my)! Join dynamic (though flawed) historical figures on page, stage, and screen as they struggle to build a new nation. Newtonian philosophy, physics, and persuasive writing all fit right in as we explore the world of the founding fathers (and mothers!) of the United States. 

Year C: (Mostly) United States History Part 2 - (2024-2025, 2028-2029) Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, this year we explore the conflicts of a nation finding it's footing in the larger world while also attempting to find it's own heart and identity amongst internal conflict. The Civil War provides ample opportunity to hone our comparitive writing and debate skills.  We watch the world change and adapt to new technologies, new philosophies, and major scientific advances such as Darwin's Origin and the creation of the periodic table. Studies of emancipation, reconstruction, women's suffrage, and civil rights movements puts focus on traditionally under-represented groups that students will hear from firsthand through primary sources and autobiographies. 

Year D: Modern World History (1900-present) - (2025-2026, 2029-2030) As our studies move into the 20th century and beyond, we widen our lens to take in an increasingly global society. Political philosophy and sociology takes center stage as we explore the world wars, their causes, and their consequences. We return to Biology this year with a study of epidemiology and the impact of disease and vaccines on the world. During our study of the Cold War, we delve into the Space Race and explore space and the physics of space travel. Independent research will also allow students to further explore modern topics of choice and share their findings with our community in creative ways. 

Grades 1-4

Our younger students are engaged with high quality literature, games, art, and lots of hands on, experiential learning. The attitude towards education that a child develops in these early years often shapes their later approach to "school" and learning.  We want the younger members of our community to explore, adventure, and find their stride as lifelong learners. Following the same 4 year curriculum cycle as older siblings and community members introduces key concepts in history, language arts, philosophy, and science early and helps Explorers feel connected and engaged in Metanoia from the very beginning! For those able to participate, field trips bring concepts to life!

Live Classes: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-9:30

Learner/Parent Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/day


$100/month Includes: 

1 hour of live online classes/week

Access to Books, Curriculum, and Assignments

Instructor Feedback

Invitation to Monthly Field Trips 

Social and Extracurricular Activities

Personal Educational Planning and Guidance

Community Parties, Events, and Ceremonies


***You will need a reliable printer and ideally a laminator to fully utilize Explorer Curriculum***

Grades 5-8

Our middle group of students is going places! These tweens and young teens learn to take responsibility for their own educational journey as they slowly transition into more formal learning. Extra help with study skills, organization, and other executive functioning tasks gives students the tools they need to be successful while time spent building social skills and self-awareness helps each individual navigate what can be tricky transitional years. In this iteration of our curriculum cycle, Navigators begin to delve deeper into history, literature, science, and philosophy, honing their critical thinking skills and developing a powerful personal voice in written and oral responses. 

Live Classes: Tuesday/Thursday 9:45-11:45

Learner Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/day

Parent Time Commitment: ~ 1 hour/day


$200/month includes:

4 hours of live online classes/week

Acces to Books, Curriculum, and Assignments

Instructor Feedback

Grading Upon Request

Invitation to Monthly Field Trips

Social and Extracurricular Activities

Personal Educational Planning and Guidance

Community Parties, Events, and Ceremonies

Grades 9-12

These students are ready to take control of their own destinies! Our high school students are challenged to set their own goals, think critically, and ask questions about their studies and the world as a whole. As Voyagers, students celebrate the love of learning and the joy of sharing intellectual challenges and triumphs with a like-minded community. Deep dives into historical topics, classic and modern literature, great philosophers, and world-changing scientists inspire students to begin charting their own course for high school and beyond. We work with each student and family to customize curriculum and transcripts as our Voyagers prepare for college, careers, and beyond. 

Live Classes Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-2:00

Learner Time Commitment: 3-5 hours/day

Parent Time Commitment: minimal


$200/month includes:

4 hours of live online classes/week

Acces to Books, Curriculum, and Assignments

Instructor Feedback and Semester Grades

Invitation to Monthly Field Trips

Social and Extracurricular Activities

Personal Educational Planning and Guidance

Transcript  and Reccomendation Assistance

Community Parties, Events, and Ceremonies

(including Prom and Graduation)

Please reach out for more information or to see if Metanoia may be the right fit for your family:

Lauren@MetanoiaLearning.com

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