Primer
Microschools

For educators

We’re building a new education system that puts kids, families and teachers at the center. Join our community of educators launching virtual courses and microschools where all kids have the opportunity to thrive.

Primer teachers have more autonomy with fewer students and fewer tasks to juggle. In other words, they have the space to make real impacts on all their students while doing the work they love.

A great teacher can change everything

The slow smile on a child’s face when they read their first words. An eruption of giggles as you turn the page in the book. A look of concentration as they count skip count by 5s. The picture they colored just for you.

There they are—the reasons you went into teaching.

But now it seems like there’s just so much pulling you away from capturing those sparks of curiosity and learning.

Between impossible curriculum frameworks, stressful observations by micromanaging administrators, jumping through hoops with new initiatives, and filling out mountains of paperwork, you feel like you have less time to actually teach.

Every once in a while, a thought creeps into the back of your mind: I could do it better than this.

You wish you could shed all the stress that comes along with Big School, hang out your shingle somewhere, and just go back to the basics of teaching and learning.

It would be magical.

Here at Primer Microschools, that’s exactly what we want too. We want to give you the autonomy to follow your vision, create a powerful learning community, and teach in a way that meets kids where they are.

This is your chance to create learning that’s never one-size-fits-all.

How it works

Personalized learning in a small setting

Each Primer Microschool brings together a small group of students with an extraordinary in-person teacher from their community. Instruction is tailored to each child’s needs and interests through a blend of in-person and virtual learning. Students have the space to engage in real-world learning driven by their unique passions.

Do the work you ❤️

Join our community of divergent educators helping to build a system that puts kids, families and teachers at the center.

Expert virtual teachers

Teach a virtual course in the content area you love.

Our core academic educators focus on the content areas they love. They lead rigorous virtual courses with small cohorts and have the flexibility in their schedules to ensure all their kids can reach their potential each day.

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Extraordinary microschool leaders

Launch an in-person Primer Microschool in the community you love.

We make it easy for extraordinary educators to open and lead microschools in the communities they love. These leaders are experts at building deep relationships with families, prioritizing the social-emotional needs of their students, and supporting academic progress on the ground.

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Going live in August 2022!

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

Primer provides autonomy for teachers. The compensation is respectful to the work teachers provide in designing curriculum and facilitating a fun and rigorous experience for students. My best experience as a teacher!

Iyinka W.

Primer gives teachers the independence to take matters into their own hands and make decisions that they think will best fit the needs of the children. It values teachers and sees them as leaders and professionals.

Hannah P.

Primer provides space for creativity and flexibility for teachers to become facilitators of learning. They not only introduce what students need to know but can also address who they are.

Myeshia B.

Primer provides a platform for virtual teachers to focus on the best part of the career, students, and curriculum. With small classroom sizes and freedom to create your own lessons, teachers have 100% agency. The collaboration between the virtual and in-person teacher is seamless.

Shamaa L.