Preparatory School for 7th and 8th Graders

Paradigm School was founded in 2006 by a group of homeschool families who wanted a better education for their children. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that we became Paradigm Schools after expanding to include our Preparatory school, serving grades 7-8. In our preparatory school, scholars can now gain a solid foundation in science, math, and the arts before heading to our high school.

About Our Preparatory School

Part of what makes Paradigm Schools unique is that our goal is to teach scholars how to think, not what to think. Our preparatory school is meant to give our scholars a solid liberal arts foundation before entering our more challenging high school program.

Scholars will learn the core subjects through the liberal arts learning method, which includes the Socratic discussion method and developing critical thinking. Our scholars learn how to develop the skills necessary to become well-rounded citizens who can take part in the great conversation of the ages.

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Preparatory School FAQs

Do you offer shadowing opportunities?

Yes! We can give your child a chance to shadow one of our other scholars who participate in the Prep Academy, so they can discover what the school year would be like for them!

What are mentors and scholars?

At Paradigm Schools, students are referred to as scholars, and teachers are known as mentors. Scholars “own” their education while being supported every step of the way by thoughtful mentors.

How involved will I be in my student's education?

We see ourselves as resources to parents. One of our foundational principles as a school is that parents are the primary educators for their children and that schools are to serve as a resource to families.


  • I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!

    Julia H.

    I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.

    Jennifer L.

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