Jen B.


“It’s no secret that my son was really struggling with school prior to this year. At the age of 5 he had a number of labels slapped on him. I was told that I needed to medicate, and he would come home every day and tell me how stupid and naughty he thought he was. He hated school, all during the preschool years. Every day was an absolute struggle.
After the first month of Kindergarten at Awakening Spirit school, he came home from school and “read” me a book he wrote, and the book is all about how much he loves school now. Then he talked my ear off non stop for an hour. I couldn’t even respond because I was so close to tears.
After his first full school year, we can see how he has blossomed into a awesome learner, he is EXCITED about going to school every day and going on learning adventures weekly. We have seen his self esteem soar and I have not heard the stupid word come out of his mouth again. My husband and I have since decided to pull our older son from traditional school, and enroll him at AWS as well.
We are in full support of the Awakening Spirit School mission. What a wonderful world this will be when God’s lessons of love, compassion and grace are absorbed and re-taught by the next generation.”

Amanda R.


“I decided to pull Tay out of traditional school after 3rd grade. Why? Well, there were many reasons actually and there has not been a day that I’ve regretted it. One such reason was that Tay’s self-confidence was much lower than it should have been. She is a perfectionist, and was very discouraged and frustrated to tears (often) in the traditional school setting when she couldn’t “do something” as well or as quickly as the teacher expected the students to do. She was a struggling reader with NO interest in books. As every child, Tay has a unique way of learning and developing. Once she started attending Awakening Spirit School, she got to experience a teacher who is able to foster that. Tay LOVES school, like LOVES it! She is actually sad on Fridays cuz she won’t be in school and happy on Sundays when she gets to go back to school!!! Tay is always reading. She now brings a small pile of books home from library days, and can be found lounging on the couch with her puppy and a book. Her reading assessments have jumped to being to right at grade level. As far as socialization and real-world experiences, Tay has gone on roadschool trips to to Atlanta, Arizona, South Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico…on these adventures she has been to museums, exhibits, water parks, river rafting, camps, sand dunes, parks, aquariums and so much more that she would never get to experience without this school! Her self-confidence has sky-rocketed and she has grown tremendously as she’s been able to discover life on her own terms.”

Melissa M.


“I switched my babies to a private microschool because I know they need more support emotionally and definitely more time outside. I made excuses for years: the cost, the drive and commute back into Minneapolis. Finally- I leapt. Because the decision made absolute sense for my babies. Take my advice and get connected with a fabulous woman who is supporting and loving my children and opening their world to a whole new dimension of exploration and self-directed learning.


My kids have been through a lot this past year. This school and the love they have received has changed our lives. Amy is patient, innovative and loves my children as her own. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher!”