Join The Microschool District
Community, accountability and resources, for bespoke, independent microschools around the globe!
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Microschool Successfully Launched
Generating Stable Income
Community, Accountability, Coaching
Imagine if you could:
Get advice from successful school owners any time you want.
You’d waste less time trying to get busy independent school owners to share their advice!
Meet with colleagues for support, training, and community virtually and in person.
You’d feel seen, supported, and empowered to share your brilliance in the world!
Get all of the content, curriculum, resources, and technology you want and need, at lower prices than you can negotiate alone.
You’d save time and money, as well as get access to resources you’ve never heard of before!
While the concept of microschools is gaining traction among parents and educators globally, it's important to note that not all of them will succeed. Many microschools may never get off the ground due to lack of funding, resources, or interest from families. Some may open and close within five years due to financial challenges, inability to attract and retain students, or difficulty sustaining operations. However, some microschools that are well-planned, well-funded, and have a strong educational vision and leadership, may stand the test of time and become successful, sustainable educational institutions. Ultimately, the success of microschools will depend on various factors, including the commitment of educators and families, the quality of the curriculum and teaching, and the ability to adapt to changing educational trends and challenges. And with the support of school owners like you, the chances of success are increased.
According to a study by the Small Business Administration (SBA), about 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, and roughly 50% fail within their first five years. The SBA also reported that about 30% of businesses survive to their tenth year. It's worth noting that some sources suggest that the failure rates may be higher, particularly for businesses that are not properly capitalized, lack a sound business plan, or fail to differentiate themselves from competitors.
Some microschool industry watchers estimate that there are now between 5-10,000 microschools launched around the globe, with a potential to increase to 10X in the next 10 years. That’s 100,00+ microschools, all serving kids in unique and powerful ways.
Will your microschool be one of those that not only launches, but also stands the test of time? Will you be part of that 30% of success stories? With your membership in the Microschool DISTRICT, alongside other successful school owners, we will work in community to ensure your success, for the next five years and beyond!
Who is the Microschool District for?
The Microschool District is for owners who have designed a one of a kind microschool, taking inspiration from a wide variety of models, and focusing first on the needs of the students they serve when choosing curriculum or activities. The District is for edupreneurs who:
Are the sole owner (or co-owner) of a bespoke, independent microschool.
Know that community and accountability are important to achieving financial sustainability.
Are focused on the body, mind and spirit of the child - eg. the growth of the whole child (vs. a model, curriculum, standards, or assessment)
Have built a microschool that provides niche' alternatives to what is available in their community, but also adapts to the wants and needs of the students they serve.
Hi, I’m Dr. Mara Linaberger.
I totally understand how hard it can be to open and grow a microschool when you are going the bespoke, independent route - building YOUR microschool YOUR way.
For the past 6 years I’ve been helping aspiring school owners just like you to map out the launch of their microschool in our flagship program, the Microschool Builders WORKSHOP.. And I’ve continued to support them through programs like the MSB StartUP and COLLECTIVE. As each of the school owners I’ve served has grown, I’ve pushed myself to learn things that would support their growth and sustainability. And as our global community has grown (we are up to 9 member schools now!), so have the needs.
That’s why we have developed the MICROSCHOOL DISTRICT - levels of membership to support the changing needs of bespoke, independent microschools around the globe!