How Can You Join the Light Way Schools Network?  

As with any educational organization, Light Way Schools advocates certain principles of educational practice.  In order to come under our social profit umbrella, these principles should be included in your program. They are very much aligned with the 8 Core Principles of Progressive Education. You will receive both sets of principles if you sign up for the FREE mini course on the home page.  

Once you determine that you are aligned with LWS, you can begin to work with us by taking our E.P.I.C. three month course, after which you may apply to become a Light Way Schools Network Learning Center. 

About Light Way Schools 

Light Way Schools is a 501 (c) 3 social profit founded in 2006 in Houston, Texas as a 501 (c) 3 corporation with a mission to co-create a world wide network of consciousness-based learning environments that fully support children in reaching their unlimited potential within a self-sustaining community built on trust, joy, harmony, love and peace. 

The first program was "A Dream of a Better World" (DBW) held on Saturday's beginning in January 2007 and running through May 2009.  Using democracy, service-learning, and nature-based activities including the creation of an organic community garden, DBW was formerly recognized by the City of Houston and April 25th, 2009 was named Light Way Schools day in Houston.  

Spurred on by our success we created another program, Camp Lightway, in the summer of 2008.  Children engaged in Light Way TV, democracy, and other more common summer activities such as swimming and the beach! The next year was spent continuing our DBW program and preparing to open a full time school. Light Way Schools opened the doors to its first full time program on September 1st, 2009.  The model used was a bridge between traditional schooling and free or unschooling.  It is the same model presented now for parents on this site. It worked well. Superlatively well. Children loved learning and grew physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  However, at $8,000/year it was not accessible for most of the parents and children wishing to participate. We closed at the end of that school year to re-vision how to create new educational options that would be accessible to all. 

During this time, Seeding The Future NOW was formed with the goal of helping educators found schools.  Several groups contacted us, and yet again, money was the issue for all of them. 

Now in 2014 a new vision called E.P.I.C. Empowered Parents, Inspiring Children has emerged with the potential to provide this elusive access for all.  E.P.I.C. offers support and a model for progressive community-based educational programs.  Through E.P.I.C. we guide parents to design their own coherent, comprehensive new educational programs that go beyond current home-schooling practices. 

Why E.P.I.C.? 

Teachers, parents and children are asking, even screaming, for a way out of the high stress test-taking education system.  In particular, parents all over the country are asking how to do new education. Not content with "traditional education at home" done fairly simply by implementing any one of a number of grade level curriculum guides available online, you are asking how to create a holistic, progressive, child-centered program.  Each one of you has a slightly different vision for your program, but most of you agree you want it to be centered around your childrens' passions and interests, to include time in nature and for your children to be happy. 

So join the wave and be part of our family!