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Cupola Academy (CA) is a secular, nonprofit educational organization that provides a supportive community-base for homeschooling families.


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Cupola Academy

Cupola Academy (CA) is a secular, nonprofit educational organization that provides a supportive community-base for homeschooling families. CA offers full-day programs for young people ages 4-18 to attend 2 days a week in a collaborative and resource-rich environment. CA nurtures the innate intellectual curiosity of young people in a pro-social atmosphere.

At Cupola Academy, they embrace the responsibility of making the world a better place by providing a nourishing environment for changemakers, with a focus on environmental stewardship. At the heart of CA's programs is the belief in natural curiosity, the value of collaboration, the importance of engaging in Real Work (vs. make work) and an emphasis on Process Consciousness.

Cupola Academy is designed for families who are seeking an intellectually rich atmosphere that promotes a growth mindset, encourages lifelong learning, and emphasizes social and environmental justice. These values are fostered in all of CA's programs.

Mention you heard about Cupola Academy on Main Line Parent, Philadelphia Family, or Bucks County Parent and receive a FREE Educational Consultation with a Cupola Academy Co-Director.

Find Cupola Academy’s upcoming Open House and Admissions events on their website!

As Seen in the Main Line Parent Best for Families Guide

Family Focus Media is dedicated to Building Community with Main Line ParentPhiladelphia Family, and Bucks County Parent. Our annual LOVE Awards and Family Favorites celebrate the BEST local resources for families.

  • 2023 LOVE Award Winner: Best Homeschooling Program
  • 2022 LOVE Award Winner: Best Resource for Homeschool Families


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1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035
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  • Main Line Parent Community Parent

    This is our first year homeschooling our kids, and everyone at Cupola Academy has been amazing. Not only did they consult with us on completing our paperwork, but helped us choose curriculum that best fit each of our individual young people’s needs. Two days a week, our young people go to Cupola to receive facilitated learning. In a short amount of time, they have gotten to know my kids so well. They know their likes, dislikes, and specifically engage with them on areas they enjoy. For example, Mike Hilbert (founder and one of the facilitators) asked my child to stay after one day to help figure out a math problem as he knew they really enjoyed math. Cupola also coordinates community building activities for families, as well as field trips for additional learning. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know other families that attend Cupola. Lastly, they go above and beyond by providing free resources to the homeschool community, such as training events on how to develop a homeschool portfolio and a transcript for college. We are so grateful for Julia, Mike, and all of the Cupola Academy staff – we literally could not have gone down this journey without them.

  • Main Line Parent Community Parent

    My children flourish at Cupola Academy (CA) because of their thoughtful and meaningful approach to education. And it offers us the best of both worlds — two days a week they engage in pro-social, high-quality, collaborative educational activities at CA, and three days a week they have the flexibility to pursue interests and passions, take college classes as dual-enrolled high school students, and creatively meet their academic needs. We’ve been on this educational path for 8 years and couldn’t have done it without Mike and Julia and the entire CA family!

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    Julia Bergson-Shilcock, Cupola Academy Co-Director

    When you wonder, learning follows naturally.

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