About- Innisfree is no longer operating.
My vision is for Innisfree Academic Center is to be a place where homeschoolers can be together, form friendships with peers and teachers, and take education from business to a joy of learning. Students will be able to meet with teachers and decide on classes. Parents will take an active part in the community by sharing their own specialties and helping with students when needed.
Why Innisfree? While in college, the thing that really made a long lasting impression on me was the personal relationships a few professors were willing to make with us students while they were not be compensated. It was these relationships built around wanting to learn more and professors taking their free time to guide us that gave me real learning, although unintended. One professor, in particular, met with a group of about four of us to study the works of W.B. Yeats at Susan's Coffee and Tea every week. It was his passion for his subject that peaked our interest and led to a life of real learning. This is what I want for these students: teachers that care enough to invest time into students spurring them on to a desire to learn because they truly care for their students. It is this interest in the student that makes the student want to give their best to the instructor. Innisfree represents , for me, an idyllic form of education where students and teachers share a mutual respect and are both driven to learn more.
* There will be an application and fee for those attending. This provides for contact information and covers the finances for the insurance policy that we carry for the use of the church.
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The Lake Isle of Innisfree
" I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee; And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core."
-W.B. Yeats, 1865 - 1939