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Online Private Schools

Many families are looking for professional online schools; schools that have been in the business of online schooling for many years, with an experienced and successful school model.

Here are some resources we've pulled together from online schools we've learned about ourselves, as well as recommendations from others. We've separated this list into secular and religious-based categories.

This page is not comprehensive. It is a living document that we will update and add to periodically. If you have any online private school resources to share with us, please email them to us at Thank you. :)


Secular Online Private Schools

Acellus Academy is a K-12 online private school located in Kansas City, Missouri. The school is owned and operated by the International Academy of Science, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Acellus Academy provides instruction online through distance education via the Acellus Learning System. The online curriculum is taught by master teachers from across the nation who have been recognized for their expertise in both content material and conveying knowledge through video instruction. As a distance education school, Acellus Academy serves a diverse population of students located throughout the United States and in some international regions, from nearly all walks of life.

Whether you are seeking an all-inclusive homeschool program or prefer to go it alone, Bridgeway Academy has the textbooks, online classes, parent tools, accreditation, and support you need to succeed. We've known many homeschool families who've enjoyed Bridgeway. Their courses are faith-neutral.

Calvert Education, grades 3-12.

Calvert Academy is an accredited, online private school. This complete, diploma-granting program combines the flexibility of at-home learning with a rigorous academic curriculum. Students work with a Learning Guide (typically a parent, adult relative, or tutor), who acts as the primary instructor. The Learning Guide instructs his/her student using Calvert’s daily lessons. The Calvert Academy teacher supports the Learning Guide and the student by delivering weekly live lessons, providing feedback on assessments, and assisting students with questions via phone and email. Calvert Academy teachers are also available for 1:1 or small group support, in an online classroom environment, on an as-needed basis.

Fusion Academy, part-time and full-time enrollment for grades 6-12.

Fusion Academy is a fully accredited private middle and high school with a completely personalized approach. No matter what you’re looking for, Fusion Academy is ready to customize a program that works best for your child.

Futures Academy, part-time and full-time enrollment for grades 6-12.

Futures Academy offers academic instruction focused on a student’s skills, interests, needs. The student's rate of progress is based around a student/teacher partnership, working together to achieve content mastery and personal goals. Highly qualified instructors are connected and involved in the student's journey. The program also provides a social environment where students are known and can feel a sense of belonging, creating lasting friendships.

Healing Roots Online School (HROS), is a new and innovative approach to online learning. They give families an online educational option that is designed specifically for inspiring students to a higher order of thinking. Their approach to education supports growth and imagination by honoring and working within the child's rhythm. They utilize natural approaches while personalizing the curriculum to your child's unique learning type in order to inspire students to be leaders needed for the future. HROS offers a classical curriculum to ensure firm academic foundations with an innovative STEAM experiential approach to grow visionaries who are capable of creatively strategizing solutions for a healthy future.

ILVA's motto is, "Build your school schedule around your life, not your life around your school schedule." Established in 2007, online school is not a new thing for them. IVLA was established by a mother who was a teacher and who felt that students needed more. IVLA has continued to incorporate new ways of improving the online learning experience by engaging with students and their families and listening to their wants and needs. If they had to pick one thing that separates them from other online schools, they say it's their personalized approach that truly makes them different.

K12 Private Academy, part-time and full-time enrollment for grades K-12.

An accredited, online private school for grades K–12. Students earn a U.S. high school diploma while using an award-winning K12 curriculum. Extensive, individualized academic and counseling support keep students on track. Students socialize with others around the world through online clubs, field trips, and other activities. Program flexibility allows students to explore their passions. Full-time and part-time options are available.

Keystone online education programs offer quality learning in a non-traditional environment. If you're the parent of a child who is entering kindergarten, is seeking a different full-time learning environment, or needs to supplement current schoolwork, Keystone's programs are designed to meet your goal.

Laurel Springs School is a pioneer in online education that provides flexible and personalized learning experiences for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond. Since they started, in 1991, Laurel Springs has been focused on supporting students in achieving their academic goals. Delivering a private school education in an online setting, Laurel Springs offers diverse curricula taught by exceptional and experienced instructors.

Novel Education Group, Pre-K - 12, based in Sherman Oaks.

As a longstanding partner of Laurel Springs, they specialize in creating custom curriculum designed to meet each student’s individual academic goals. To ensure the highest academic quality for students, they personally design and guide a custom educational experience—from course selection, extracurriculars, and enrichment programs. Students are hands-on in all aspects of curriculum including designing electives and course structure.

Oak Meadow, K-12.

Oak Meadow’s accredited distance learning school is a unique model that combines the best of both worlds: affordable independent school education and the freedom of homeschooling. When you enroll with Oak Meadow, you join a vibrant community of interesting, motivated, and dedicated teachers and learners. They are a very popular Waldorf-inspired curriculum and school.

The Oaks Private School, K-12, is based in Florida.

The Oaks Private School is an accredited private school. They are a Florida registered school for the support of K-12 Distance Learning but serve students across the nation, and worldwide. They are dedicated to providing each family with administrative and academic oversight. They feel that it is important for families to be free to pursue their child’s education in a wholesome and loving environment where learning is a natural part of everyday life – in their home.

Thanks to The Open School’s virtual program, the Sudbury model of self-directed democratic education has made the leap to the internet! Families can now enroll from anywhere in the world. While it doesn’t function exactly like an in-person school, students still have the ability to make friends, pursue their interests, and practice independence.

Pearson Online Academy is a good fit for students who are seeking a solid traditional foundation, or a career-focused program, with a choice of electives. Their program offers a uniquely individualized learning plan and provides flexibility to accelerate some courses or take more time where needed.

Sora Schools, grades 9-12.

Sora is a project-based learning environment where students can start their own projects, choose their own timeline, and set their own evaluation metrics. They follow a learning model where teachers serve to challenge students, structure individual curriculum plans, facilitate their learning, and help students complete their goals, not deliver boring lectures.

Stanza is an online private school with a STEAM-focused personalized curriculum that is tailored to each individual student’s talents, needs, and goals. Their globally competitive and diverse curriculum is delivered to help students exceed standards for a rigorous, high-quality education. Stanza is a mastery-based program, which means that students receive credit for demonstrating knowledge of the required material. They may test out of units they have mastered or slow down to spend more time on new or difficult material.


Religious-based Online Private Schools

Enlightium Academy, K-12 online Christian School.

Enlightium Academy is a private Christian school that is accredited by Cognia and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and has served homeschool, online, and co-op school students in K-12 since 2003.

Lighthouse Christian Academy, part-time and full-time options for K-12.

LCA believes that the successful education of a child begins with the parent and provides homeschool support in the educational process. Having met the needs of homeschool families for over 35 years, LCA currently serves over 4,500 students across the United States and around the world. Academic advisors provide counseling on academic matters related to the A.C.E. (American College of Education) program and maintain permanent student records. Students earn an accredited diploma after completing an assigned course of study.

Mother of Divine Grace School, K-12, based in Ojai.

Mother of Divine Grace is a private Classical Catholic school that offers different levels of participation, including a fully online program.

Southlands Christian Schools Online is a fully online, fully certified (UC Approved), Christian online school/home school program. They offer part-time and full-time programs for K-12th grades that are taught from a Christian worldview by highly qualified teachers and all students are eligible to apply for/receive financial aid from every college and university in the United States.


Are you homeschooling privately, and interested in online classes you can supplement your home education with? Please visit our blog page on Online Classes & Educational Programs.


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