A Short History of AWS
In 2017, I registered “Awakening Spirit School” as a nonpublic school with the state of Minnesota. My proof-of-concept school operating budget was very low as a result of holding classes in the basement of my family home. Over the next two years, I was able to grow the student body from 3 to 7 enrolled children, grades K-8. Parents were beside themselves with gratitude. Students transformed into happy, healthy, self-confident learners. They now loved school.
During the 2019-2020 school year, word of “AWS” spread organically through the HSC community. Curious teachers and holistic practitioners began referring new students. It was then that I knew my proof-of-concept experiment had just about run its course. It was time to open a stand-alone, “Awakening Spirit School”. Armed with a sound business plan and budget, a crystal-clear vision, a creative and enthusiastic staff and support team, and open lines of communication between families, staff and administration, we moved to a 15 acre property outside of Stillwater, MN.
Awakening Spirit School currently operates as a tuition-based homeschool cooperative.
Each family is registered as a homeschooling family with their home state of MN or WI.
I’m ready to truly bring the vision of a holistic, nature-based school community to life!
Amy Marotz, Founder and Director of AWS