We offer challenging Scholar Projects for teens, as well as a Junior Program for ages 0-11.   

A weekly mom’s class is offered for Parents who join us.    

What sets us apart?


A Commonwealth is member-run. This means that all members have a voice in how our school should function


Leadership Education trains thinkers, leaders, artists, inventors, citizens, entrepreneurs, and statesmen


We work together to support and inspire one another, to lift others up to a higher level – to not only educate effectively, but to do it greatly.

Love of Learning

We meet students where they are at developmentally and offer interesting challenges and exciting discoveries to further their healthy love of learning.

Student Leaders

We involve our students in all our events, Offering them real-world experiences to help with leadership in the real world.


Learning should be fun! We work hard, but we also include plenty of time for creativity and games.

Classes Offered

Scholar Projects

Offered for teens aged 12-18.  Each scholar class is designed to help youth gain the skills, character and intellect to become a statesmen in society.   Students will be challenged to study classics, have meaningful discussions, think like a scientist, and try new field experiences while being coached into greatness by a mentor.

Scholar Projects

Love of Learning

These classes are offered for students aged 8-12.  Students will be exposed to many different subjects, like art, handicrafts, cooking, gardening and literature.  Expect just about anything that is  hands-on, engaging and inspiring for our young learners.

Love of Learning

Core Phase

For our littlest ones, aged 0-7.  This group has simple, structured time for reading stories, making music and creating art.  Plenty of open, imaginative play.

Mom’s Class

A once-a-week class for the parents (dads included) that helps adults to continue their own education, and become better mentors to others.

Starting in September:  Classes every Thursday, 10:00 am – 3:00pm.

Interested families are welcome to come visit us any Thursday or join us for summer meet-ups and field trips to meet our families. 
 Please contact us first to let us know you are coming.

Inclement Weather Policy:  If Tacoma School District schools are closed, then FILA will also be closed.

FILA is a wonderful learning environment. I get to share my passions with the students and we learn and grow together. The school is well organized and efficient. But what keeps me coming back are the wonderful friendships with other homeschool families who support me and my kids. We are a part of a tribe that I am proud to be a part of.

Nalani Lettner

Key of Liberty Mentor, Yearbook Advisor

What makes our youth thrive is by inspiring them to meet academic challenges with rewards and competitions, and encouraging them to follow their interests and passions.

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