Micro-Academy Enrollment + Membership
People are what make a place and an experience. We are assembling a talented team of facilitators, and are looking to bring on board families that also resonate with The Hub’s values and vision; see learning as a collaborative and enjoyable journey rather than a grueling and stressful competition; and want to help co-create a new paradigm for learning (and, by extension, for living).
In the meantime, we're all still functioning within the old economic paradigm of dollars and cents, and a lot of this comes down to money—charging a reasonable tuition that also allows us to pay people fairly for the value they bring to the table in creating the experience, and covers the other costs incurred in running a program, whether online or in person.
Founding Families Tuition:
The founding families (those who enroll in the micro-academy by September 2020) will play a key role in establishing The Hub’s culture. We’re embarking on a new adventure together, and your feedback will help us to refine the details and create what we hope will be a great experience all around. In recognition of all this, the suggested tuition for the founding families is as follows:
Fall term (Sept. 15 – Dec. 17, 2020): $2,060
Spring term (Jan. 5 – May 27, 2021, with a one-week break): $2,940
Sibling discount: 10%
What's not included:
Community and accessibility are very important to us. Monthly installment payments can be arranged. And if you think the program would be a great fit for your child, but the suggested tuition is prohibitive for your family at this time, please do get in touch and let us know what feels doable instead. We expect to be able to offer some tuition assistance and/or to consider other types of contributions that can fill the gap (see the 8 Forms of Capital for inspiration). Part-time enrollment may also be possible in a few cases, as long as the group's overall culture-building goals can still be met. And, on the other hand, if you're interested in enrolling and can comfortably contribute more than the suggested amount, there will be an opportunity to direct an additional amount to go toward a tuition-assistance fund.
Everyone will get the most out of the experience if there's a healthy group dynamic and all participants want to be there, so we'll do our best to make sure the program is a good fit all around before someone new comes on board. As an extra measure, there will be a one-month, no-obligation trial period. In the unlikely event that, for whatever reason, the program turns out not to be a good fit for an enrolled child (or vice versa) during that time, un-enrollment will be permitted, and the remainder of the term's tuition will be refunded.
Founding families will be able to lock in the above rate through the first two years, and we will do our best to maintain the needed tuition-assistance levels, to ensure that continued participation is possible over the longer term. The tuition will be higher for families that enroll after September 2020.
How to Apply:
The application process is straightforward—interested families can send an email explaining their child(ren)'s learning journey(s) up to now, and why they believe The Hub would be a good fit going forward. We will let you know (usually within a week) if we also see the potential for a good fit. If so, we will set up a preliminary chat, and then, if warranted, a longer meeting with the entire family. Families that seem likely to be able and willing to co-create a strong first-year cohort will be invited to enroll.
Enrollment in à-la-carte program elements (described in more detail here) will be handled on a more casual and individual basis, as decided in collaboration with the individual who will be leading each one. A select set of offerings will be rolled out gradually throughout the first year (with more to come in later years), and will be posted as space become available. If you'd like to be informed, please contact us to get on the mailing list.
Get in touch and let us know how your learning journey has looked up to now, how you'd like it to look going forward, and why you believe The Hub might be a good fit.