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A New Way to "School"

Are you struggling with the cookie cutter approach to education?

Do you wish there was more time in the day for your child to experience art, music, the natural world, and their own unique interests while also achieving academic excellence?


Does your private school feel like a smaller version of public school?


Have you been fascinated by the idea of homeschooling, but need to pay somebody else to do it for you?


Have you sometimes felt like a chronic school hopper? Or maybe homeschooling doesn’t quite fit your family’s needs right now?


If so, then Welcome to Roots, a new way to ”school.”

At Roots we embrace a family-centric approach to education that leverages the natural cycles of human development in tune with the seasons of both our years and our lives. We work with families frustrated and depleted by the factory approach of today’s standardized education system. Roots parents take full personal responsibility for creating their children’s education experience but do so with daily, practical support from experienced educators who love working with children. Trying to go it alone can be exhausting and lonely; a strong community of like-minded families makes the process much more tenable.

Some people call it unschooling, some call it a homeschool learning center, or self-directed learning, or “not-school.” At Roots, we broke the mold. We are now creating our own mold because, despite the most earnest of efforts, we always ultimately failed to fit into standard practices for education. We imagined how it could be better for people like us. 


Roots takes the best of multiple philosophies to create an ideal setting for learning and growth for our member families and children.

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 Sample Week at Roots

Daily - academics (2 hours of intense individualized work on ELA, Math, World Languages, and Passion Projects)


Monday - Theatre & Creative Movement

Tuesday - Garden @ Spring Forest (tending Roots children’s garden)

Wednesday - Communal Cooking using seasonal herbs from Wild Garden Farms

Thursday - Outdoor STEM Adventures 

Friday - All-music Workshop (Roots band) 

Other typical activities: Adventure Days and field trips, local history projects, art projects of all kinds, cup stacking and ball work for brain training, social thinking skills, civic responsibility and volunteer activities, visit to the local library, time at the Eno River, visit to museums and local historical sites.

Roots is a community of families who know "it can be better" when it comes to school and who are committed to making it so.

We are redefining "School" and we are redefining "Homeschool"


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"I'm seeing the life back in her since she's been at Roots."

~ Roots mom

"Thank you for allowing our family to join this community and for creating such a fun, loving, safe space for children."

~ Roots mom

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