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We're so proud to have been a part of helping these students grow! Thanks so much to IndED Academies for having us!

Vote for us for Best of Loudoun! We're in the Top 5 in 3 Categories.

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During the past month, we've run a once a week introductory course in martial arts outside of our sudio. We wanted to bring the experience, lessons, and discipline to those who might benefit from it outside of our studio. and show that martial arts can be used as a lens to help students both inside and outside of their formal training.

Thanks so much to IndED Academies & Butch Porter for inviting us into their school! Check out some of the highlights below!

If you'd like Hard Work Martial Arts to come to your school, office, or program and teach self defense, martial arts, or fitness, please contact us today!

https://youtu.be/iH8pwZ4kUO0
We are super happy to be working with Butch and the IndED Academies students in our new CSM piano group classes.
Brand new adventure for Cucinamore: teaching at IndED Academies for their 6-week Cooking Program.
These kids are amazing! We are going to have fun, and hopefully they will learn something about cooking and healthy eating!
It was a lively group today for the Great Conversations Coffee Klatsch. Topics included the border crisis, guns, political rhetoric and more. Start off your week talking about important things in a CIVIL way. All welcome. Every Monday: Great Conversations Coffee Klatsch from 11am to 1pm. Moderated by Butch Porter of IndED Academies.
Huge thanks to Butch Porter for planning a field trip to a local business. Boys had a blast and the flowers are beautiful!
Do you have programs for math for second grade learners?

A “MicroSchool” enterprise, serving homeschool families through personalized, project-based, inquiry-driven, community-centered learning experiences.

IndED Academies is a Micro-School, private education service in Loudoun County, VA.

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An Educational Alternative – An Introduction – Loudoun Field Center 02/18/2022

An Educational Alternative – An Introduction – Loudoun Field Center

The LFC is developing programs for the fall… stay tuned and tell your friends. :)

An Educational Alternative – An Introduction – Loudoun Field Center An Educational Alternative – An Introduction Loudoun Field Center on February 14, 2022 by Paul Gernhardt The following is an introduction to the Loudoun Field Center alternative secondary education program at the Freedom Center in Lucketts, VA. Paul Gernhardt is the Executive Director of the Freed...

IndED Academies updated their address. 12/13/2021

IndED Academies updated their address.

IndED Academies updated their address.

Winter P.E. Class with GamePoint – Loudoun Field Center 12/10/2021

Winter P.E. Class with GamePoint – Loudoun Field Center

PE Class for the winter is at the Field Center in Lucketts!

Winter P.E. Class with GamePoint – Loudoun Field Center Winter P.E. Class with GamePoint Loudoun Field Center on December 6, 2021 $115.00 GamePoint Athletics offers a robust PE program for middle and high school students in a friendly and non-judgemental learning environment. Winter P.E. Class with GamePoint quantity — OR — Category: Classes Tags: ag...

Pause… and Give Thanks 11/23/2021

Pause… and Give Thanks

402 years ago, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated at Berkeley Hundred, two years before Plymouth.

Pause… and Give Thanks 401 Years ago today, a group of English colonists on the “Margaret” were about a week out from landing at Berkley Hundred. The settlers were sent by the London Company which had sent instructions, to be opened upon reaching Virginia: We ordaine that the day of our ships arrivall at the place ass...

11/11/2021

Thank you.

Constitution Day - September 17, 2021 | U.S. Constitution 09/17/2021

Constitution Day - September 17, 2021 | U.S. Constitution

Today is Constitution Day! The 234th Anniversary of the beginning of the longest lasting written Constitution in history. Come celebrate it tomorrow at the Loudoun Field Center from 3 to 6.

Constitution Day - September 17, 2021 | U.S. Constitution Constitution Day is September 17, 2021. Celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and t...

‎Rules of the Game: 48. "Extend your soul to the hungry..." on Apple Podcasts 09/16/2021

‎Rules of the Game: 48. "Extend your soul to the hungry..." on Apple Podcasts

Our second “Civics and Community” session at the LFC.

‎Rules of the Game: 48. "Extend your soul to the hungry..." on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Rules of the Game, Ep 48. "Extend your soul to the hungry..." - Sep 15, 2021

09/11/2021

Exactly 20 years ago…we were attacked in a way that made it clear what they were attacking: our way of life, our freedom, the idea of us. For those who lost their lives in the atttack, and for those who gave their lives trying to save others in the aftermath, we should pause today and remember… and pray for their souls, and those of their loved ones, and all those around the world who are displaced and destroyed due to war and violence.

Every day in every way we should strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and in the same breath defend and protect our values and our families and our neighbors from powers and principalities which would do them harm.

This is not an easy balance to strike. We will miss the mark often in trying to strike it. It is in our nature to do so. So as we remember, let us take this day to be gracious towards those who may see the world a little differently. If you were tempted to label someone or dismiss someone because they have made a different decision than you about … their kids’ education, their health, their politics, their music, their clothing choice, whether they ask for the manager or not… whatever; then just stop for a second and think about this guy.

Be thankful for the choices… and the differences, and the blessed variety of humans which make up this great country, and thank your Creator that today you don’t have to make THIS choice, and ask Him to help you make the right ones today.

Those who attacked us don’t want us to get along and love each other. They want us making these kinds of choices.

Have a blessed and safe day, and may we all strive to be better at forgiving each other, but… we should… NEVER FORGET.

08/20/2021

The Next Thing: #optout

We have the best opportunity we’ve had in the Loudoun Field Center to finally begin to see our way clear of a system which is failing us. Come celebrate with us and find a way to and be a part of an .

An Alternative High School Experience Will Be Offered in Lucketts this Fall - Loudoun Now 07/23/2021

An Alternative High School Experience Will Be Offered in Lucketts this Fall - Loudoun Now

Hayley Milon Bour with Loudoun Now came and visited with the Freedom Center folks and Butch Porter at the Chapel. We're really excited about this new endeavor and the opportunities it'll afford the teens of Loudoun County.

An Alternative High School Experience Will Be Offered in Lucketts this Fall - Loudoun Now An alternative high school experience, called the Loudoun Field Center, will be offered at the Freedom Center in Lucketts beginning

07/15/2021

Step One: Escape

IndED is supporting the launch of a NEW High School Alternative near Lucketts, VA. Please share with your teen friends and families.

The Ideal in Decline 03/24/2021

The Ideal in Decline

This Spring at IndED, a chosen few kids are going through a book by Susan Wise Bauer called "The Story of Western Science"... it's neither a history book, nor a science book, but a book about science writing, and the motivations and modes of thoughts of great thinkers over history. If you'd like to join conversations like these, then IndED will be back in full force in the Fall. Stay tuned or contact us: inded.us/contact

The Ideal in Decline The great gift that the Greek philosopher, Plato gave Western Science was the importance of using the senses in understanding the natural world without requiring an absolute and constant appeal to the supernatural. However... ...Since physical reality is a shadow of the ideal, physics is always subo...

‎Rules of the Game: 30. "Don't take yourself too seriously..." on Apple Podcasts 03/10/2021

‎Rules of the Game: 30. "Don't take yourself too seriously..." on Apple Podcasts

IndED Community ( https://IndED.us/community) is the host for the latest episode of Rules of the Game. Tune in for a frankness conversation about fitness, character and even a little on fatherhood. This is the fourth IndED spotlight episode, with Hard Work Martial Arts, The Catoctin School of Music, and The Coder School - Ashburn leading the way in 2020.

(Please tune in and share. Or join the community and get access to the video versions and discussions on the topics.)

‎Rules of the Game: 30. "Don't take yourself too seriously..." on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Rules of the Game, Ep 30. "Don't take yourself too seriously..." - Mar 5, 2021

IndED Community 01/21/2021

IndED Community

IndED Community is LIVE... join today and you can get access to the "The Best Education of a Lifetime Is..." Course for free...
https://inded.us/community

IndED Community Introducing IndED Community!Need a little sanity check in your home life with school-aged kids? You are not alone; welcome to the IndED community. LAUNCHED January 13, 2021, the IndED Community gives members access to: * Exclusive regular Zoom calls and webinars with members and with special guests....

Announcing “The Best Education of a Lifetime Is…” – IndED Academies 12/18/2020

Announcing “The Best Education of a Lifetime Is…” – IndED Academies

We're proud to announce our "The Best Education of a Lifetime Is..." course, coming January 7th. Open to all families, whether public, private, or homeschooled. Here's the video:
https://vimeo.com/491376717

https://inded.us/2020/12/18/announcing-the-best-education-of-a-lifetime-is/

Announcing “The Best Education of a Lifetime Is…” – IndED Academies IndED December 18, 2020December 18, 2020 Announcing “The Best Education of a Lifetime Is…” Today, we proudly announce our new Course, launching January 7th called: “The Best Education of a Lifetime is…” Helena Syska and Butch Porter will be doing a 6 week course on helping families becom...

Happy Thanksgiving from IndED 11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from IndED

Happy Thanksgiving from IndED - https://mailchi.mp/190df33c764e/happy-thanksgiving-from-inded

Happy Thanksgiving from IndED 401 Years ago today, a group of English colonists on the “Margaret” were about a week out from landing at Berkley Hundred. The settlers were sent by the London Company which had sent instructions, to be opened upon reaching Virginia:

11/11/2020

Happy to be at Dodona Manor, George C. Marshall International Center, with many great Americans celebrating Veterans Day. Listening to Rear Admiral Thomas Lynch.

10/28/2020

IndED's take on "socialization"... in this time of limited opportunities, we should make sure we're concentrating on the right things.

10/16/2020

The IndED NanoSchool -- Winter 2020-2021 -- COVID-19

What is a "NanoSchool"? It's IndED's solution for COVID-19. A simple, affordable, and flexible education for kids, ages 9-15. Check out the video, go to our "NanoSchool" page, and fill out the form at the bottom for a free, no-obligation consultation:
https://inded.us/nanoschool-winter2020-2021/

IndED NanoSchool – IndED Academies 10/14/2020

IndED NanoSchool – IndED Academies

The NanoSchool is BACK...making its return Nov 30. Please fill out the form today to learn more!

IndED NanoSchool – IndED Academies

SURVEY: DISTANCE LEARNING POLL 09/29/2020

SURVEY: DISTANCE LEARNING POLL

Take our Survey on "Distance Learning"... and stay tuned for IndED's "NanoSchool" for the Winter:

SURVEY: DISTANCE LEARNING POLL So families are now a few weeks into "distance learning" and we wanted to check in to see how things are going with your family's experience. We at IndED are gearing up our "NanoSchool" for the Winter. Let us know about your experience so far with what the school system is offering.

Loudoun "Rules" - Episode 6- Tony Howard- "Keep the Faith..." 09/25/2020

Loudoun "Rules" - Episode 6- Tony Howard- "Keep the Faith..."

Check out Mr Porter’s “Great Conversation” with Tony Howard, President of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. We talked about business in Loudoun, as well as great possibilities for the future her in the county, including more kids in our communities.

Loudoun "Rules" - Episode 6- Tony Howard- "Keep the Faith..." We sit down with Tony Howard, Chairman of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, to talk about the state of business and the economy in the age of COVID-19....

Constitution Day - September 17, 2020 | U.S. Constitution 09/17/2020

Constitution Day - September 17, 2020 | U.S. Constitution

Today is Constitution Day! 233 years ago today, the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, PA. It has survived a massive Civil War, the Great Depression, and innumerable times of strife and unrest. But it still stands, and today, amongst all the challenges we face, we should take great pride in it and strive to restore and defend it.

Happy Constitution Day!
https://constitutionday.com

(To learn more about the constitution over the next year, join our "Great Conversation(s)" Group...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatconversations.us/)
And join us this Saturday for our Annual Celebration in Leesburg, VA.

Constitution Day - September 17, 2020 | U.S. Constitution Constitution Day is September 17, 2020. Celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and t...

Home With the Kids 09/08/2020

Home With the Kids

So you're home with the kids...

Home With the Kids So… you’re at home with the kids. Whether you work from home, are recently teleworking, or a full time home maker….you have things to do. Your top priority m...

08/28/2020

Clip of Rules of the Game Episode 5

Here's a clip of our chat with Chad Hamel, who runs the Coderschool in Ashburn, Virginia CoderSchool helps kids learn how to code, and through coding, to ask tough questions (mainly: "Why?). Listen to the full episode here: https://apple.co/2YH4l0f

The MicroSchool Solution 07/29/2020

The MicroSchool Solution

Your school options for the fall have you confused? Frustrated? You hear about “MicroSchools”... IndED was doing MicroSchools before MicroSchools were cool.

https://inded.us/microschool/

The MicroSchool Solution The families of IndED have addressed the conundrum of an affordable, high-quality, personalized education head on: it’s called a “MicroSchool”… This is done ...

The 2020-2021 IndED MicroSchool Year 07/10/2020

The 2020-2021 IndED MicroSchool Year

Now that Loudoun County has come to conclusions about the fall, IndED is (finally) announcing our plans. It is similar to what we've been doing (3 days a week, 4 hours a day), with a few changes:

1) it's at our new home at StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn. We'll be starting September 8th.
2) We've tightened the age range a bit. We can take fairly advanced 4th Graders, but it's officially 5th to 8th Grade.
3) We ONLY HAVE 6 SLOTS LEFT... as we're capping the program to a very low number so that we can effectively socially distance and be able to continue operating if there is a resurgence in the Pandemic.

I'm sure there are some questions, and can answer them over PM (every situation is a little bit different), to the extent that I can and arrange a phone call after that.

Above and beyond the limited MIcroSchool options, we'll have remote learning and support options as well... nationwide... math support, journal and literature programs. Project management tools.

We're here to help. More to come.

The 2020-2021 IndED MicroSchool Year Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Ages 10-15 — (Grades 5-8) Theatre Company in Ashburn, VA Overall, our three-day-a-week MircoSchool opportunity is a chance for families to get what they need academically while pursuing good character and sounds communication skills in their kids: Civics & Commu...

06/03/2020

Fall 2020 Education Options

If you had school-age kids in a "conventional" school leading up to the Covid-19 Pandemic, please fill out this survey right away!

Fall 2020 Education Options

04/17/2020

"What's IndED up to?" you're wondering...

Well, we're visiting with local citizens who are helping their community with CERT training and Amateur Radio.
Robert Jeffery and Paul Gernhardt

We're printing up headbands for face shields for front line healthcare workers through the local MakerSpace as well as IndED's fancy new 3D Printer. Makersmiths

We're learning about the Yahi tribe in California through "Ishi..."

We're learning how energy is generated through hydroelectric power and more about the power grid.

We're learning how to cook with Daniela Moro Williams with Cucinamore, LLC - Italian Cooking Parties.

We're diving into some Coding with the The Coder School - Ashburn.

We're supporting Tree of Life with delivering food this weekend to needy families in Leesburg.

We're supporting the Education outreach and marketing efforts of the George C. Marshall International Center while they're gearing up for exciting virtual events over the Spring and Summer.

We're doing P.E. over Zoom! with GamePoint Athletics so the kids can stay active.

We have the new "NanoSchools" option for kids stuck at home from their conventional school due to the shutdown.
https://inded.us/2020/03/14/home-with-the-kids/

And... last but not least, we've launched "Great Books" discussion groups ( Great Conversation(s)) for busy moms and dads who want to learn more about the ideas which have animated Western Civilization for about 2500 years... complete with movie, music, and art selections for each week.

What have you guys been up to?

Our Story

IndED is a “MicroSchool” enterprise, founded in 2016 serving homeschool families through personalized, project-based, inquiry-driven, community-centered learning experiences, led by dedicated and passionate Mentors. We offer counseling to parents in getting the most out of their homeschooling experience, engaging classes with opportunities to experiment, discuss, and create. IndED classes, which can be taken a la carte, or part of our complete program, include:


  • Scientific Inquiry, Civics and Community, Writing and Language Arts

  • Math Connections, Project Management, The Arts in Town
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    Leesburg, VA
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