Mighty Roots Academy is an enrichment program created to be complimentary to whatever other schooling is being done at home. Mighty Roots was not created to be a full time private school. Attending more than 1 program is absolutely welcome, but no more than a maximum of 3 days a week.
Yes! Students may enroll for half a day on our Monday Discovery Days program!
The Homeschool Academy focuses on academics in a fun and active way with some elective courses sprinkled in.
The Creative Options program allows students to explore their creative side through elective courses that add core content when applicable.
Discovery Days courses offer seasonal sessions for a shorter period of time with an outdoor-only focus.
At Mighty Roots Academy, we do not use any one particular curriculum. Instead, we allow our Learning Guides as much freedom as possible when planning their own classes. Course Descriptions of each class we offer will come out at the same time as our schedule for each program year. Learning Guides often make their own curriculum, however, they also may utilize resources and even lesson plans from other sources.
3600 Blue Ridge Blvd, Grandview, MO 64030
Mighty Roots Academy is intended for kindergarten through high school students with special Forest School programing for four-year-olds. Age requirements for courses refers to the student’s age as of August 20th of the program year. Kindergartens must be 5-years-old by August 20th. All students must be under 18-years-old as of August 20th. Any student who will turn 18 or is still 3 years old before August 1st of the designated academic year may not register without prior permission from the Board of Directors.
Mighty Roots Academy provides programming for children aged 4 years. (See Discovery Days) At this time Mighty Roots Academy does not have plans to expand to younger than 4 years.
Yes, we are a drop-off program.
In order to ensure a highly productive and safe environment for all our students, Mighty Roots Academy requires that parents staying on the grounds remain in the parking lot unless completing pre-scheduled volunteer service. There are several nearby restaurants, parks and attractions that offer entertainment and other conveniences.
Yes, Mighty Roots Academy background checks all Learning Guides!
Forest School classes have 8 students per Learning Guide
Other classes typically have 10 or fewer students per Learning Guide
Mighty Roots Academy offers small group learning with highly qualified Learning Guides! CPR + First Aid certified learning guides are on site at all times!
Mighty Roots Academy welcomes diverse learners! However, Mighty Roots does not currently offer specialized training to Learning Guides regarding all diverse learners. Please talk with a director regarding your specific child and their needs to determine if our programming fits your family’s needs.
We want to be informed of any food or environmental allergies prior to your child participating in our programs.
If medical conditions require care during the program day, please visit with a director to make sure care can be provided.
Mighty Roots Academy hires qualified learning guides. Most of our learning guides are CPR & First Aid certified.
When you drive to the property, drive down the driveway and make a U to go up the right side of the drive until the yellow line. Directors/learning guides will greet you at the car upon drop off and accompany students during pick up.
Mighty Roots Academy requests that students bring the following to our program. Please label each item with a Sharpie.
-Lunch (if enrolled in Lunch & Discovery Play)
-Personal water bottle(s),
-Change of clothes for the appropriate season in bag, labeled with name
-Easy to slip on and off shoes (especially for younger students as we have a no shoe wearing policy in our classrooms to decrease the amount of dirt, mud, etc.)
-Appropriate weather gear.
Lunches are students fuel for the day. We need parents help ensuring that that foods brought are healthy and that the student can open, or heat foods on their own.
A few guidelines to keep in mind.
· Candy and Soda are NOT ALLOWED. Students will be asked to put these foods away and not eat them at MRA. There are plenty of hours of the day outside of MRA time in which families can choose the foods that fit their personal preferences.
· Please limit or don’t pack snack cakes and high sugar foods.
· If a student needs to reheat a food it should be less than 2 minutes. Foods should not be “cooked” at MRA as they are too hot and usually need more than 2 minutes which causes a back-up at the microwave.
· Students must be able to re-heat or open foods they bring without help. Thermoses are a great solution for this.
Mighty Roots Academy does not offer snacks at this time. There are classes and/or celebration days throughout the year when snacks or special treats are provided.
We play out in nature all year long! It is imperative that your child is dressed appropriately, preferably in layers.
We have several indoor facilities that are cooled/heated for inclement weather that is deemed unsafe for long periods of exposure. We have a secure shelter area in case of tornados.
Around Mighty Roots Academy you may hear directors and guides say "There is no such things as bad weather, just bad gear!"
Be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Rainy days will bring mud, so prepare for dirty clothing & easy-to-take-on-and-off shoes/boots on those days. Colder days will require layers so that your child stays at a comfortable temperature. We do plan to get dirty throughout the day which is a great way to support your child's sensory system & immune system!
Please directly message the Cordinator of the program that your child(ren) attend(s) on the assigned messaging app:
Renee for Creative Options and Discovery Days
Tracy for Homeschool Academy days
Homeschool Academy and Creative Options are full-year programs. Mid-year enrollments are not accepted. New enrollment begins in the spring and will continue until spaces are filled.
Enrollment for new/interested families for the 2024-2025 program year will open in April 2024.
Enrollment is completed through our partner TUIO. Separate enrollment forms are completed for each student and for each program when one student enrolls in multiple programs. Students may attend a maximum of 3 days a week. Enrollment fees are non-refundable unless Mighty Roots Academy is unable to place a student in their preferred program.
Enrollment in Mighty Roots Academy programs is a yearlong commitment.
Unenrolling early still requires full payment.
See tuition chart below:
Yes, Mighty Roots Academy offers discounts!
*Additional student discount - $200
*A service discount of a maximum $300 per student with approval and completion of approved projects per student.
(See our policies and procedures for more information.)
*Additional student discount - $50
*A service discount of a maximum of $150 per student is available.
(See our policies and procedures to learn more.)
*A $50 discount is applied when a student enrolls in both sessions before the start of the fall session.
Enrollment fees are $200 per student per program.
After receiving the enrollment form, Mighty Roots Academy requires a personal family interview. After the interview, families will be contacted as to the status of the family's enrollment.
Donations are vital to the continuation of our program! Mighty Roots Academy is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization. Donations made to Mighty Roots are tax deductible. CLICK HERE to find out more and donate.