Galileo Preparatory Academy empowers learners and their families to choose the time, place, and pace of learning.


Build out a personalized schedule that works for your family.


Attend classes in person, online, or a customized mixture of both.


Customize learning paths based on interests and academic needs.

Check out these example schedules that reflect families' flexibility and personalized learning.


Cameron — Advanced Learner

Cameron is advanced in math, enjoys reading, and plays tennis in a traveling league. His family is excited to enroll him in a school that has the flexibility to meet their needs.


Olivia — Globetrotter

Olivia’s mother lives in Franklin, Tennessee and her lives father in California. They share a monthly visitation arrangement.


Jack — Animator

Jack’s mother and father are both musicians. They are going to be on tour from January through March and then take vacation Thanksgiving through New Year.


Emma — Spanish Language Aficionado

Emma is a very smart young lady with an autoimmune disease. She leads a very normal life, but mornings are difficult for her.


Galileo Preparatory Academy's model is problem-, mastery-, interest-, and real-world-based. As a result, your child can learn three times faster than in traditional models and will graduate college and career ready.

  • A 14:1 adult to learner ratio supports each learner with highly qualified teachers, an advisor/advocate, and grader who provides actionable feedback — online and/or in person.
  • Learning happens beyond the classroom. Each learner will address opportunities in their community and be part of workable solutions.
  • Learner agency is developed and increasingly builds confidence and develops life skills in learners.

Middle School

Middle school can be a very frightening. At Galileo, we take precautions to nurture our youngest learners while helping them grow their wings of independence. Sixth graders, for example, do not lead their own learner-led conferences. Advisors lead conferences for and with sixth graders in order to train them on our approach to gaining independence.

We also do not require sixth graders to take as many courses as high schoolers. Foreign language classes do not start until seventh grade. Even in middle school, foreign language is designed for exposure; whereas beginning in the upper school, foreign language is more focused on the spoken word.
Middle school learners participate in a focus program that provides exposure to Design and Modeling, Medical Detectives, Green Energy and the Environment, and Computer Science for Innovators.  Whereas, upper school learners focus more specifically on three courses tailored to their individual interests.
Community involvement begins with even our earliest learners with a 10 hours per year service requirement.
In our personalized learning model, many learners will span "grades" across content areas based on individual mastery levels. 

High School

Upper/high school learners are expected to earn 36 credit hours in the Galileo program to graduate. Each learner and advisor can customize these credits, including advanced placement (AP), dual enrollment, internship, self-proposed or even immersive experiences with focus on specific curriculum. Galileo learners are well-versed in the arts and STEM areas.

Most importantly, a Galileo learner has the opportunity to customize his/her learning in such a way that graduations requirements are met, the learner has fun while learning, and the learning is active and rewarding.

Beginning in the freshman year, in order to prepare for college or career, learners begin demonstrating mastery in traditional academic concepts as well as determining an area of focus or a minor area of study. An internship will complement this area of focus, as well as the study of two fine art areas, which improve the learner’s confidence and communication. This model continues to strengthen with the pairing of electives to deepen the learning process until the learner’s senior year, where s/he will have a capstone of a self-created program of study in the field of expertise the learner has customized over the high school experience. This includes:

  • Last semester senior year customized elective with myriad of options to demonstrate mastery.
    • Research paper
    • Book
    • 40-hour internship
    • Community presentation
  • Dual enrollment opportunities
  • Advanced Placement courses
  • International Baccalaureate Global Standards