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THE PEARL

A Remote Democratic High School

Mission: Providing international high school students an online democratic education that balances personal and social interests to become informed, competent, and involved citizens in a safe anti-racist environment.

Vision:  Revolutionize education by preparing young people to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable world. We are committed to making democratic education accessible to students who have been marginalized in traditional schools.

Why The Pearl?

Discover The Pearl – A 501(c)(3) non-profit that fosters inclusive education and customized learning Plans

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, many teens were left behind in the traditional educational system due to factors like socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender identity, and learning styles. This often leads to marginalization and a negative impact on their long-term quality of life. The Pearl, however, offers an innovative approach to education that fosters community and embraces inclusion.

An Approach to Education that Values Student Input

At The Pearl, students share control of their learning environment, including rules, curriculum, and learning methods. This approach gives them a stake in their classes, resulting in higher engagement in their classrooms and communities. Additionally, our focus on equitable opportunities for participation promotes a culture of validation, where every voice is heard and respected. This creates a dynamic learning environment that builds a sense of community and brings out students’ cooperative nature.

Customized Learning Plans to Fit Your Family’s Needs

Our school offers a 21st century approach to learning that emphasizes freedom and choice. As a home-school partnership, we work with families to create a customized educational plan that fits their needs. Students have the flexibility to explore single courses or participate in all the courses we offer.

Building Critical Thinking Skills and Autonomy

Our approach to learning results in students becoming excited about education and developing critical thinking skills. The freedom to make choices and take control of their education promotes a sense of autonomy, self-management, and independence. With small classes of only 10 students, our teachers are active partners with students, empowering them to follow their interests and discover their potential.

Experience the Difference at The Pearl School

The Pearl School offers an evidence-based and inclusive approach to education that fosters a love for learning and critical thinking. With a focus on student autonomy, small class sizes, and partnership with families, our students are equipped to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

We currently have students in Canada, the United States, México, El Salvador, and Jamaica.

 The ultimate “test of a democratic education is the difference it makes in the lives of students and the community to which they belong”
(Pearl & Knight, 1999).

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Important Announcements

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Spring 2024
19Feb

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Spring 2024

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This winter we are offering 12 nique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

Arizona Students Can Now Attend The Pearl for Free!
06Dec

Arizona Students Can Now Attend The Pearl for Free!

Thanks to Arizona’s new Empowerment Scholarship, homeschoolers from Arizona can now get their Pearl tuition 100% covered Good news for Arizona residents: the Empowerment Scholarship

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2024
16Oct

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2024

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This winter we are offering 12 nique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

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General Information

Inspiring Success: Our English Teacher’s Impact Statement on Student Motivation​
01May

Inspiring Success: Our English Teacher’s Impact Statement on Student Motivation​

Here at The Pearl: Remote Democratic High School, our community makes us great. We are excited to present a series of impact statements from our

Math Class at The Pearl
26Mar

Math Class at The Pearl

Learning Math At The Pearl Remote Democratic High School At The Pearl, we teach math by through examining real life problems. With our classes, never

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Spring 2024
19Feb

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Spring 2024

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This winter we are offering 12 nique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

Arizona Students Can Now Attend The Pearl for Free!
06Dec

Arizona Students Can Now Attend The Pearl for Free!

Thanks to Arizona’s new Empowerment Scholarship, homeschoolers from Arizona can now get their Pearl tuition 100% covered Good news for Arizona residents: the Empowerment Scholarship

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2024
16Oct

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2024

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This winter we are offering 12 nique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

Unlocking Your Teen’s Potential with IBM SkillsBuild: Empowering Neurodiverse Learners at The Pearl
08Jul

Unlocking Your Teen’s Potential with IBM SkillsBuild: Empowering Neurodiverse Learners at The Pearl

As parents, we want our teens to thrive in a rapidly evolving world, equipped with the skills they need to succeed. At The Pearl Remote

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Fall 2023
30May

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Fall 2023

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This spring we are offering 9 unique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Spring 2023
14Feb

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Spring 2023

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This spring we are offering 9 unique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2023
20Oct

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2023

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This spring we are offering 9 unique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

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