Who we are

We are a group of Mamas, Papas, Little Kids and Big Kids. We are a family school. We care about quality education for our children. Our goal is to develop statesmen who cherish freedom and lead with moral conviction.  Our homeschool philosophy is based on the principles of the book A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille.

FILA offers a great opportunity the share the journey towards becoming great scholars. We read great books, we write fantastic papers, we have amazing discussions, and think for ourselves. We will all stretch and grow – each of us at our own pace.

If you build it, they will come.

Genevieve Allen-Arnold

Founder, Families Inspiring Leaders Academy

I am a passionate teacher who wanted to build a place where  everyone could meet together and we could foster a love of learning.  The idea of FILA came to me as a vision.   In my mind and in my heart, I just knew I could help families continue homeschooling through high school – and we could do it fabulously.     At first, I taught classes everywhere: in living rooms, kitchens, a grange hall, my basement, and even online.  In the process, I found a  community that had the same vision as me, and Families Inspiring Leaders Academy was founded.   It’s been a great ride, and I’m so happy that I listened to the inspiration that I received.  I’ve seen children grow up and head off into the world- prepared with a great education and the desire to continue learning.  It’s all been worth it, and I’m so much the better person for having listened.

Your dreams, our dreams.