It’s an alternative to private schooling or home schooling, granting a more personalized – and affordable – option for children that are not thriving in their current school. Instead of the traditional, single-subject, lecture-based classroom, the microschool model is based on generalist learning coaches creating personalized learning plans. These plans combine self-paced eLearning with expeditionary, project-based learning, to develop 21st-century skills.

While microschools share some characteristics with homeschooling, it typically takes place at a studio or classroom space to accommodate a small cohort of students.