Welcome to
Primer Microschools

Personalized learning in a smaller setting

Primer Microschools are full-day, in-person schools. Students engage in rigorous core academics, learn from world-class educators, and have hours each day to go deep on projects inspired by their passions.

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How it works

Make a real connection

Our microschools are led by the teachers who kids and families love most. Small class sizes allow teachers to tailor the educational experience to meet the needs and passions of each student.

Make a real connection

Our microschools are led by the teachers who kids and families love most. Small class sizes allow teachers to tailor the educational experience to meet the needs and passions of each student.

Learn from the best

Core academics are taught in a hybrid format by the best teachers from around the world. Some days, students will participate in live lessons and discussions online. Other days, students will collaborate with their teacher and peers in the classroom.

Learn from the best

Core academics are taught in a hybrid format by the best teachers from around the world. Some days, students will participate in live lessons and discussions online. Other days, students will collaborate with their teacher and peers in the classroom.

Go deep on passions

Students explore their interests by working on month-long passion projects. Coaches work with each student to set and achieve ambitious goals.

Go deep on passions

Students explore their interests by working on month-long passion projects. Coaches work with each student to set and achieve ambitious goals.

How to apply

Our interview process is designed to help us get to know you and your child. We'll ask questions to better understand their goals, passions, and academic needs.
Here's how it works:

Step 1
5 minutes

A brief application with basic information about your family

Step 2
30 minutes

In-person interview with a teacher

Step 3

A take-home creative task for your child to complete

Step 4

If your child is accepted, a registration packet

Going live in August 2022!

Our pilot programs brought together amazing kids and teachers from Miami and beyond. Here’s what our families had to say.

“This program has provided 1) quality teachers, 2) a smaller setting, 3) the ability to track and see what my child is doing throughout the day.”

Angelina C, mother

“My child hates school! While experiencing the microschool, she loved going to school. We witnessed her take initiative in researching and reading about topics she was learning about. She was very sad when her course ended.”

Emridge J, father

“Excellent experience. One on one attention and fieldwork are amazing attributes of this program.”

Mark I, father

Space is limited!

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Register today for priority on the waitlist.

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FAQ

What is the school calendar?

Primer Microschools will follow the calendar of their local public school district. For example, our Miami schools will follow Miami-Dade's school calendar.

Can my child still participate in sports?

All children enrolled at Primer Microschools are able to join sports teams at their local public school.

What about non-sports extracurriculars?

Your child will be eligible to join in on non-sports extracurriculars like band and theater at their local public school. They will also have full access to all the Clubs and Pursuits on Primer.

Does my child need their own computer?

We will provide every child with a school laptop.

How much does it cost?

We don't want finances to be a barrier for anyone, so if you’re interested, please apply regardless of your financial situation (or even if you're worried about how your family can afford private school). We award income-based scholarships and work one-on-one with families who need financial assistance. The full cost for Primer Microschool is $10,000 per year (without financial assistance), which includes all fees, technology, and materials.