Primer Live

World-class education, wherever you are

Primer is offering virtual math, language arts, and science courses for 3rd-5th graders this school year! Each of our virtual courses are designed to help your kid develop a love of learning through an engaging, standards-aligned course.

Sign up for as few — or as many — subjects as you’d like. This is world-class education flexible enough to fit into your family's existing education structure.

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Our courses

Math

Primer’s math course is based on the new revolutionary curriculum, Eureka Math², which is designed to support kids in fostering deep conceptual mathematical understanding. It is led by Sydney Diana, who has 7 years of experience teaching in New York City.

Science

Primer’s science course is based off of Amplify, which engages kids to think like real scientists through fascinating phenomena and hands-on investigations. It is led by Myra McCormick, who has worked for 20 years as a teacher and school leader in Boston, New York, and Seattle.

English language arts

Primer’s english language arts course is based on the science of reading and uses world-class literature to ensure all students foster a love for reading.* It is led by Jasmin Song, an award-winning lead teacher and literacy specialist in New York City.

* We are also offering a reading course for 3rd to 5th graders who need additional support with word recognition and phonics, led by Brittney Jeffries. For more information, email [email protected]

Our teachers

Part of the beauty of virtual courses is that it allows Primer to hire the best educators for each subject – no matter where they live.

A 1:10 teacher-student ratio empowers teachers at Primer to build deep relationships with their students. Meet our teachers below!

Myra McCormick

Myra McCormick has 20 years of experience as a teacher and school leader in Boston, New York, and Seattle. Past positions include 5th grade team and instructional leader, founding Dean of Academics and Principal, and Founding Assistant Principal. She’s excited to get back to what she loves - teaching science.

Sydney

Sydney Diana has 7 years of experience teaching 3rd and 4th grade in New York City. Most recently, she spent the last 3 years as a 4th grade team lead. She was recognized as a Labsite teacher, where she hosted classroom observations and created instructional videos to improve teacher practice across the school’s network.

Jasmin Song

Jasmin Song has 6 years of elementary teaching experience in New York City, where she taught Grades K-4 and served as a Kindergarten Grade Team Leader and Literacy Specialist. She was recognized for her contributions by being named the 2019 Excellence Award recipient.

Brittney Jeffries

Brittney Jeffries has 7 years of elementary experience in North Carolina and Philadelphia. She’s a Founding Kindergarten and First-Grade Teacher, and most recently she spent three years as a K to 4th grade Reading Interventionist.

How it works

Each of our virtual courses are designed to help students develop a love of learning through an engaging, standards-aligned course. Students meet with their class virtually twice a week and pace themselves through engaging tasks in between.

A day in the life

Students meet virtually with their classmates and teacher twice per week. These class meetings are supplemented with aligned and rigorous self-paced tasks students can do on their own schedule, flexible teacher office hours, small group sessions, and an online space where they can connect with their classmates and receive support between sessions.

Schedule

Classes start on August 29!

All class meeting times and office hours are scheduled between 9 am and 3 pm Eastern Time.

Time commitment

Each class requires a 4-5 hour time commitment each week for 16 weeks. Classes meet virtually twice per week for one hour. Assigned work is estimated to take between 2-3 hours per week. There will also be optional additional time for small groups or office hours.

Class sizes

Students meet virtually with a small cohort of no more than 15 students and their teacher.

Curriculum

Primer’s carefully vetted, standards-based curriculum ensures students build competitive transcripts so that our graduates will be admitted by top-tier high schools and universities.

Class placement

We virtually administer an assessment prior to classes starting to determine each child’s ideal class placement.

Parent communication

Parents will receive a transcript, demonstrating their kid’s progress, as well as regular progress updates from your child’s teacher.

What is the cost?

Tuition for an individual class is $50/mo, or $200 per semester.

Tuition for full enrollment (all 3 classes - Math, Science, ELA) is $150/mo, or $600 per semester.

Since each class has 32 live sessions, this breaks down to a little over $6 per class!

We’re really excited to enroll siblings, homeschool pods, and support other schools with live education. If you fall into one of these categories, please reach out for additional pricing adjustments!

Most importantly, one of our goals is for finances to never be a reason that any child doesn’t have access to Primer, so we have scholarship options available. Please reach out.

Get started

You can sign up right now here or, if you're not sure yet, fill out our short interest form below and we will text you more information. We can answer your questions, set up an info session, and even sign you up for a free trial class!

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