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Roots: A Community School

A community hub for learning

Roots supports families who are flourishing

Choose your family.

Choose your education.

Choose your community. 

Roots: A Community School is a Private Membership Association that offers a 5-day-a-week not-school program for families with children 8-13 years old.
For self-proclaimed school failures, homeschool failures, homeschoolers who are school curious, and chronic school-hoppers. Roots provides full-time programming with the flexibility for individualized learning plans based on the needs and desires of the child and family.

Community Not-School

Roots: A Community School is a hyper-local solution to the crumbling systems in our current world. The school structure still works well for lots of kids/families. And homeschooling is also awesome, but even homeschooling is being shaken up. We are having to forge a new path for our families and our local community. Roots is what has risen from the ashes.
Roots is a community-centric option for families whose "school" or "education" paradigm has shifted in recent years and who have already put excellent solutions into place for their families but would feel relief at having more support. It is being built from the ground up, by families like you. 

Roots has a home in the Pleasant Green community of Durham, NC

The Pleasant Green United Methodist Church, an important anchor institution of this rural area, has opened its doors to the Roots kids. In addition to a charming classroom space, which is home base for its well-established and highly respected Afterschool, Summer Camp, and VBS programs, the church facility has:
  • 19 acres of beautifully groomed outdoor space
  • wooded hiking trail
  • large, open, grassy field space ideal for group field games
  • small traditional playground space shaded by historic trees
  • wide, paved driveways and large parking lots perfect for easy traffic flow
  • a visionary leadership team of dedicated volunteers, headed by the dynamic Pastor Laura (she's great fun - kids love her upbeat energy!) 

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