We are an innovative, nonprofit, micro school using a holistic approach to empower students to thrive.
We show teens how to acquire skills, self-motivate, collaborate, develop relationships, pursue passion with purpose, be persistent and resilient.
We serve 7th-12th graders looking for personal connection and a more personally meaningful school experience.

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
16 students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
5 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Jill Baumann
Admissions Associate
Aya Parry

School Notes

  • If your child has ever wanted to try homeschooling, Inspired Learning Academy is a good alternative, acting as a kind of school for homeschooling that both students and parents love.
  • As social creatures, adolescents thrive in our vibrant community which builds confidence, improves communication skills, and brings out the best in them.
  • Our school is structured around our trademark Inspired Learning Cycle, IIPEAR, which models successful real-world learning.  IIPEAR stands for Inspire, Intend, Plan, Execute, Assess, and Reflect.  Contrast this real-world learning process with the traditional school-environment-only process of lecture, study, test, and grade.
  • Our students have student agency - voice and choice in what they learn and how they learn.
  • Our graduation requirements include successful demonstration of self-directed learning skills (e.g., self-management, self-motivation, self-discipline, self-efficacy).
Profile last updated: 09/21/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Our oldest child has attended this school for the past 2 years and we have been very happy with the academic and personal growth we have witnessed. Our youngest child will be starting here next year as well. The teachers are great and really focus on each student as an individual. Students are allowed to explore topics of interest instead of being forced to conform to existing curriculum.
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We were looking to relieve our son of the grind of public school and academic charters. Our friend in Colorado sent me a national list of 'democratic' schools with a self-directed learning style of instruction and Inspired Learning Academy (ILA) was on that list. After reviewing the entire website, comparing other schools, and considering all options (we were even willing to move to another state if necessary to find a proper school for our boy), we interviewed Jill and Aya. As a family, we found ourselves hopeful that this would be the right environment for our boy which would encourage his special interests and points of view. He has attended for 5 months now and has really started to adjust successfully to the independent nature of the program. His interests and talents are being encouraged. Rather than sculpt a transcript, ILA is encouraging our son to build a portfolio for college admissions which shows who he really is, what his skills and abilities are, and, most importantly, what his passions are in life. We are so glad we found ILA.
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The average private school tuition in Collin County, TX is $10,138 for elementary schools and $12,327 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Collin County, TX is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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