At Firm Foundations, we believe that children are made in the image of God, “Imago Dei,” and that all students, including those that struggle to learn traditionally, should have access to schooling 

that teaches truth, beauty, and goodness. We offer a classically minded hybrid homeschool program that seeks to glorify God through educating all students, including those with diverse learning needs. We meet in Ephrata, PA and serve families in the Lancaster County and surrounding areas.  Students attend Firm Foundations two days a week and work from home on structured assignments three days a week. We employ high academic standards based on the classical philosophy of education and utilize curricula and a methodology that purposes to educate the whole child. Our goal is to provide a sense of community, support, and resources to help all students within our program to have a positive and enriching educational experience.



The mission of Firm Foundations Academy is to equip students, encourage families, and cultivate hope by meeting the educational, emotional, and social needs of our students.




Our vision is to partner with parents as we help students grow to their full potential, discover their God given abilities, and cultivate virtuous, confident, independent learners.




The purpose of Firm Foundations Academy is to bring glory to God through supporting entire families, including children who learn typically as well as those who need academic support.  We advocate high academic standards, individualized learning goals, and attention to the whole student. We provide students with personalized, research-based instruction to help them unlock their full potential and grow into confident critical thinkers.