Truly Free School

TFS is an age-integrated, mentorship-based private school where students have liberty to pursue thei

TFS is an age-integrated, mentorship-based private school where students have liberty to pursue their own interests in the context of loving God and others

Operating as usual


I love the style of this self-portrait from a 10-year-old student!


We found a bunny!


Hello friends! Anyone have basic hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, pliers, etc.) to donate that you are not using, that the kids at Truly Free School might be able to use? Thanks for considering it!


Drawing their recreation of Saint Peter's Cathedral.


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Thanks for bringing in the cool skull for us to look at together! Anybody know a Sonoran desert creature with a skull this shape?


We enjoyed making self-portraits today!


Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | Sal Khan

"Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics?" At Truly Free School, we expect each student to take responsibility for their own education, and to progress at their own rate, so they can achieve mastery of their learning. Sal Khan beautifully articulates why this growth mindset is critical for the future of our society.

Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't alway...


“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.” Maria enjoying worlds of their own, fostered through concentration.


Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information ~ Albert Einstein.


“Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements.” ~ Maria Movement, creation, and education being encouraged on a daily basis at !


"Education is the second food a parent can give a child."
Uzoma Nnadi
Both foods being provided well at !


Child with IEP? Free $

Does your child have an IEP or 504 plan with their current public or charter school? You could be eligible to receive scholarship money to attend private school in AZ through the Empowerment Scholarship Program! Visit to learn more!

Truly Free School is an age-integrated, mentorship-based, private Christian school where students age 4-18 have the liberty to pursue their own interests in the context of loving God and loving others.


“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to…The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” – Vincent Van Gogh
enjoying and experiencing direct interactions with nature's bounty during a lesson with the !


“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” ~


“To aid life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the basic task of the educator.”~ Maria Goals accomplished and new fun experienced by !


"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-- that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King, Jr.


We had a great time on the annual ski trip!


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela
A hands-on and creative approach to education is a major part of the experience!


"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." Martin Luther
Or in this case, flower-bedecked sand castle!


"The rocky bottom of Hippy Mountain sent weaker legs lunching".
We enjoyed our inaugural rounds of "You've Been Sentenced" today!


“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” ~ Maria enjoying an earth-bound activity at !


“It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfil his potential possibilities." ~Maria Potential and the world being simultaneously explored at !


“When dealing with children there is greater need for observing than of probing." ~ Maria Some learning happening simultaneously with game play at Truly Free School!


“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.” ~ Maria childlike fun and wonder being explored during a !


“The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”~ Maria Some outdoor "intelligent" work going on at ! A hands-on experience is part of daily life for these !


“The child, in fact, once he feels sure of himself, will no longer seek the approval of authority after every step.”~ Maria Learning and engaging with mathematics as a group collaboration at !


We enjoyed coming to see the Cudd family adopt their oldest daughter today! What a great picture of the gospel!
"Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 33
Q. Why is Jesus called God’s “only begotten Son” when we also are God’s children?
A. Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God. We, however, are adopted children of God — adopted by grace through Christ."


“Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.”~ Maria Some mathematical guidance toward a future independent mind with a !


“We found individual activity is the one factor that stimulates and produces development.” A stimulating environment is a part of the norm at !


“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”
Some enjoying a group project at !


“Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.” ~ A little "reasonable" creative play at to cheer up your Tuesday!


“It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfil his potential possibilities.” some stretching their minds and strategic play on a sunny day at !


Happy New Year! Another as prepared by a -- getting hands-on experience while building life skills is a fun and ever-present part of the day at !

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Summer School 2018 - Traditional Foods
"I see the isopods!"Great job building a model intertidal zone this week! #tfsscience
Corbin: "We're strong!" Macy: "We don't need help with this one."Corbin: "'Cause we're strong, right, Macy?"#collaborati...
#watercolor #timelapse #tfsart
Counting up the steps on the multiples tower...good self-correcting! @corrienahar @bigdeeda #legostarwars #tfsmath
Math and music with colored rods@tdaukas @erinmspencer#cuisenaire
Rolling in the grass for our daily exercise...I love how @erinmspencer gets in on the action!
I love hearing our students improvise! @tdaukas Maybe there's a bit of Adele in there?
I'm not sure how we're going to afford shipping on this one... =)
Using the impact driver to screw together a table we built!




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Peoria, AZ

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