Testimonials

These classes have changed our homeschool experience for my son! Mr. Porter has such a great way of engaging the kids and introducing so much advanced information in an easy to understand and approachable way! My son has learned so much in just a few weeks. The conversational way of explaining the material really draws the kids into the teaching and keeps their attention. The setting in the Loudoun Field Center is beautiful and cozy. It’s a very “one room school house” feel – such a breath of fresh air (literally) to come out here every week. Both myself and my son look forward to these classes and will definitely continue!”reat outcomes!

Amber

Guild Mom

The camp-like feel of the Loudoun Field Center is the perfect backdrop for archery. It’s so refreshing to spend the afternoon at the center- away from the hussle & bustle of our typical homeschool days. My son has thoroughly enjoyed his lessons with Abigail and subsequently wants to setup a range in our backyard! Butch took him under his wing and explained the game of chess. As a result, he came home and began teaching his 4-year old sister the game! He’s hooked. He’s very much looking forward to the additional classes he will be able to take when he’s a few years older.

Kelli

Guild Mom

In homeschooling, keeping older boys engaged and enjoying what they are learning is no easy thing, however the group at Loudoun Field Center (Paul and Butch) have figured it out! My boys look forward to their Small Engines class each week, it’s one of the very few classes my boys don’t fight me on. We are looking forward to future classes.

Kirsten

Guild Mom

[My son’s] grandfather gave him a broken leaf blower to bring to Small Engines class and we kept forgetting. Well, he decided to fix it himself and it works now! This is the first thing this kid has actually taken in and applied on his own- EVER! My mama heart is exploding with joy!

Beth

Guild Mom

My son … loves the content, the teacher, and the class style. I have very much enjoyed the fellowship and environment also. My younger daughter and I are able to sit and chat with the other moms and kids while the class is in session. We love it!

Nicole

Guild Mom

The following are testimonials about MicroSchool experiences with Independent Education (IndED) and its Founder, Butch Porter, the Guild Director.

My kids loved the stimulation they received at IndED. Not a regurgitation of information but actually learning how to learn and critically think through a process from beginning to end. Wonderful instruction and great outcomes!

Katherine

IndED Mom

My son started homeschooling in the sixth grade and I just felt he need a little extra boost with math and science. IndED offered a relaxed program with just enough structure to keep my son on target. Not only was he able to attend two days a week, the one-on-one guidance with the highly qualified teachers really helped build his confidence in these subjects. Highly recommend IndED to those parents who just feel public or private schools don’t address the educational needs of their children.

Dawn

IndED Mom

IndED assisted us in teaching our 13-year-old last year when she was being difficult and we needed someone else to be the face of responsibility.  The program wasn’t just academic, but they focused on the students being good stewards with their talents and time.  As busy parents, we appreciated that students and teachers were able to interact easily throughout the week and there was no question of what was expected from the students.  We are glad of the time she spent at IndED and would recommend it to anyone looking for assistance in their virtual or homeschooling scenario.

Shannon

IndED Mom

Our daughter’s experience with IndED was wonderful! The small class size meant that she could really engage with the instructors to explore different subjects. Also, we appreciated the ability to tailor her learning experience to cover core subjects important to us (her parents) while allowing her to get more immersive in the areas she was really passionate about. Highly recommended for anyone who wants their child to have a unique and rewarding learning experience!

Eric

IndED Dad

I always enjoyed attending IndED and never complained when it was a day I attended the school. Loved the teachers and the subjects I was learning. I did not feel intimated or I did not ever feel bad when I didn’t understand something in math. Miss the friends and teachers at IndED.

Max

IndED Student

IndEd offered my boys the opportunity to learn through enrichment classes custom to their interests like coding, cooking and yoga. They supported each child at their level and with a learning approach appropriate for their age and academic abilities.

Tammy

IndED Mom