Frequently asked questions
What ages do you serve?
How much is tuition at THA?
Does THA serve special needs children?
We are not trained or staffed to serve children with serious learning disabilities, special needs, or who need specialized attention. We treat each and every situation individually, so if you are interested in THA and believe it is a great fit for your family, please inquire and we will personally assess your unique situation and the fit of your young learner.
Is The Humanist Academy a Montessori school?
Will children be grouped into grades?
Without homework and frequent test taking, how do I know my child is learning?
The learning at THA goes beyond traditional metrics of grades and test scores. Our learners demonstrate and celebrate mastery of subjects by earning badges, tracking weekly points as a measure of effort, and presenting their work to the community regularly through public exhibitions as real-world tests. Moreover, through the use of self-paced digital platforms, parents can access student progress online at any time in areas like reading, writing, and math. Parents can always access JourneyTracker with their child, a comprehensive online platform that tracks badges, progress in Core Skills, weekly points, completion of learning challengs, etc. Once a year, we also offer the Iowa standardized test as part of exposing them to a real world experience.
Do you offer extracurricular activities and/or sport teams?
Several opportunities are available for extracurricular activities at THA, and what's unique is that often our very own THA Parents are exploring passions and leading the activities with our students. In the past, we have had chess, basketball, rugby, robotics, arts and crafts, yoga, martial arts, STEM, and various other activities for our heroes. Those workshops are usually 5-6 weeks long.
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