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Primary Program

Students at the Truly Free School are responsible for setting meaningful, long-term goals for themselves, as well as setting a daily schedule and planning activities in order to achieve those goals.  For older students, this type of work is challenging and valuable, but younger students have a much more difficult time conceptualizing and articulating meaningful,[…]

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Learning The Fundamentals

When parents first hear that students at the Truly Free School have liberty to pursue their own educational interests, the question often arises: “How do students learn the fundamentals, like reading, writing, and mathematics?”  First, it is important to note that children are created by God to be learners – that they have an irrepressible[…]

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Erin Spencer

“Hi there! I’m Erin, and I’m one of the Mentors at the Truly Free School. I love seeing students learn to love learning!” During Erin’s time as a Sociology major (pre-med) at Wheaton College, she was active in the residence life community as a Resident Assistant and Assistant Resident Director, serving a floor of 50[…]

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Todd Spencer

“Hi there! My name is Todd, and I’m the founder of the Truly Free School.  I believe that kids learn best when they are free to pursue their own individual interests, and I’m committed to fostering an environment where this vision can be a reality.” In addition to homeschooling his four kids alongside his wife, Erin, Todd has taught music, sports,[…]