About

Williamsburg Learning

…was founded in 2008 by two educational entrepreneurs who believe in freedom and classical education. We have grown into a team of dedicated mentors who believe in harnessing the power of technology to transcend geographical, social, and economic boundaries to deliver classical education to students via the internet. The fantastic experiences that we see our students having convinces us that online education is capable of reforming education in surprising and meaningful ways. 

Williamsburg Learning schools prepare promising students for meaningful lives as principled leaders. We accomplish this through highly engaging live and self-paced classes, caring and dynamic mentors, ambitious and authentic students, and our compelling proprietary curriculum. Our curriculum seamlessly blends emphases on leadership, the liberal arts, and technology, and includes a sequence of inspiring and popular leadership courses.

Our students perform well on the ACT and SAT, and most are admitted to the college(s) of their choice. Students can take one course or a full schedule of courses to ultimately graduate with an accredited Williamsburg diploma.

 

Education is Evolving

 

 

Flexible Online Learning

All of our courses are online, and students also complete hands-on projects and assignments. Students participate from home, or any internet connection. We have live courses, where mentors and students can see, hear, and share content with each other. We also have self-paced courses where students can study and learn virtually at any time on any day.

Students can customize their course load from one class up to a full-time graduation track. Completing an online Williamsburg course is an accomplishment, and a diploma from Williamsburg is a symbol of many hours of study, service and creative engagement.

 

Our Roots

The School is named after Williamsburg, Virginia, the hub of intellectual life during the American Founding. Every institution has a bias. We have a bias towards the principles of liberty as articulated by Adam Smith, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, and others.

Williamsburg Learning FAQs

What are Williamsburg Learning schools?

Williamsburg Learning schools are accredited online middle and high schools serving grades 6 – 12. Our program is built on a classical education model, and emphasizes leadership, the liberal arts, and technology.

Leadership Academy of Utah (LAU) and Leadership Academy of Nevada (LANV) are Williamsburg-accredited online public charter schools in Utah and Nevada. Williamsburg Academy (WA) is an online private school serving students from all over the world. Students in these schools have full access to all Williamsburg Learning courses.

Where are you located?

Our headquarters are in Saint George, Utah. Because all Williamsburg Learning schools are online, our students live across the U.S., Canada, and in other countries around the world.

Leadership Academy of Nevada serves our students living in Nevada, and Leadership Academy of Utah serves our students living in Utah.

What are your teachers like?

We call our teachers mentors because they have the role of helping students develop as leaders, in addition to the traditional teacher role of helping them acquire knowledge. We have searched long and hard to find mentors who truly care about our students and are naturally gifted at teaching. If you ask a Williamsburg student to tell you about their mentors, you are likely to hear words like: engaging, fun, inspiring, smart, hilarious, crazy, caring, and talented. For many students and families, our mentors are the main attraction of our entire program.

What kind of students do you serve?

Williamsburg Learning schools serve grades 6 – 12. We attract bright and dedicated students who want to study the great minds and learn to think critically. Our program is rigorous and requires self-discipline, initiative and hard work.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds including home, public, and private schools. No particular background is necessary to become a successful student. A strong work ethic, eagerness to learn, and a desire to help others are the key ingredients of success at any Williamsburg school.

What outdoor programs do you offer?

We partner with Elevation Outdoors to deliver our popular outdoor program to students.

Are you affiliated with any religious organizations?

Williamsburg is non-denominational and welcomes students from all faiths and students with no religious inclination at all. Religious doctrines are not taught in class; we leave this responsibility to churches and parents. Williamsburg’s policy on religion is exactly that stated in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. We do not endorse, promote or favor any religion over others. Nor will we ever do so. At the same time, Williamsburg will not prohibit the free exercise of religion by any student. We enjoy a free flow of ideas, including a diversity of religious views. We seek to create a culture in which students share their opinions openly and learn to understand and respect disparate worldviews. We may use historical religious texts to understand cultural and historical perspectives.
Teachers and staff do not discuss religion or faith with students on an individual basis unless requested by a parent, who is also present. When these issues organically arise in a group discussion, mentors avoid sharing their own beliefs and focus on moderating student conversation in a way that is respectful toward all perspectives.

Are schools in the Williamsburg Learning network accredited?

Yes. Because of their affiliation with Williamsburg Learning, all schools in our system are fully accredited by AdvancED through June 2022. See our accreditation certificate here.