This year will be our first year legitimately homeschooling. As in… We’ll have to send official documents to people and pinky promise to actually do stuff other than watch Leapfrog on YouTube.
I feel oddly undaunted by the thought of being the dominant educator of two real-life humans. I don’t know if I’m the calm, organized yet free spirited mom or the utterly hapless, disaster-is-imminent mom.
One of the things on my mind is our school name. I know quite a few homeschool families, and every. single. one. is named LastName Academy.
We have to be different. Obviously.
I also don’t like the word academy. It makes me think of soldiers for some reason, and likening our home life or schooling philosophy to anything remotely orderly and stringent would be a farce.
I also don’t want my children to cringe each time they have to write “Darth Vader Memorial High School” or “Academy of the Elven Fleet” or some other ridiculousness on job applications for the rest of forever. (Some people really take their homeschool names to the edge.)
However, I would like our name to be somewhat original and unique and speak to who we are.
I’m interested in hearing what other homeschoolers have named their school. Or if you’re not a homeschooler, what would you name a family school?