A Mom School is a club, group activity, or class created by a mom (although there can certainly be Dad Schools and Youth Schools!) as she assesses the needs of her children, family, and community. It is often said she creates it for her children and then invites others to join in with them. Mom Schools are optimally run when someone is passionate, inspired, and dedicated to the growth of each of their participants.
The Mom Schools at iFamily Leadership Academy are created and owned by approved Class Mentors who seek to fulfill the Vision and Mission of iFamily.
Mom Schools are the foundation of iFamily. The Board does not seek mentors to teach our students. Conversely, mentors submit Mom School Proposals to the Board and are then approved or denied based on scheduling needs, mentor skills, and ability to create excellence in the classroom.
For more information about Mom Schools, read Chapter 6 of A Thomas Jefferson Home Companion.
Guidelines for Core Phase Mom Schools
Mentoring our smallest members as they are introduced to the wonder of learning.
Guidelines for Love of Learning Phase Mom Schools
Mentoring our adolescents as they discover the fun of learning.
Guidelines for Practice Scholar Phase Mom Schools
Mentoring tweens who are realizing that learning is valuable.
Guidelines for Apprentice Scholar Phase Mom Schools
Mentoring the leaders of tomorrow while they grow as individuals.
Guidelines for Self-Directed Scholar Phase Mom Schools
Partnering with advanced learners who understand their own mission but need help to develop it.