About Arlington Liber Academy

Arlington Liber Academy:

  • A community of families seeking truth and knowledge, teaching their own with freedom and choice, and striving to become and mentor leaders of virtue.
  • Built upon the New Commonwealth School or Founder’s School model and provides weekly, supplemental classes supporting homeschooling families.
  • Founded on the philosophy and principles of Leadership Education or Freedom Education as outlined in the books, A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille and Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning by Oliver and Rachel DeMille.

Our Philosophy: Leadership Education

Leadership Education presupposes:

  1. Each individual has a unique & important mission and consists of discovering, preparing for and fulfilling this mission.
  2. Each individual is a genius-Literally!  The ultimate goal is the development of the inherent genius inside each student.
  3. It is for everyone- not just for a few elite.
  4. It is agency-based – not compulsory.  It uses freedom and choice where mentors inspire, invite and draw forth the amazing potential and abilities of each student.*


Leadership Education uses the principles of:

The 7 Keys of Great Teaching**

  1. Classics in all subject areas
  2. Mentors who guide rather than dictate
  3. Inspired learning rather than forced
  4. Structured Time rather than content objectives
  5. Quality in what and how students learn
  6. Simplicity rather than complex, contrived systems of learning
  7. Life-long learning for students and mentors

The Phases of Learning

  • Core Phase
  • Love of Learning Phase
  • Scholar Phase
  • Depth Phase

*(See Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning, Oliver DeMille)

**(As described by Amy Edwards in For the Love of Learning: Giving Your Children a LOLIPOP Education)

Core Book

LEMI along with Arlington Liber Academy encourages families to choose their “God” according to the dictates of their own consciences.  Our programs are designed for all denominations and not to influence any student towards or away from any certain religion.

We encourage students and adults to choose their own “Core Book or Books.”  We send the students to their parents for help with choosing a core book, not to the mentors.  Then their core book – which they accept as truth, is used as a standard by which to measure other philosophies.

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