Our Philosophy of Education

Pleasant Hill Academy is founded on the premise that not all children learn in the same way or at the same rate. Every human being learns different things in different ways. We believe there are many pathways to learning and that each child may have unique learning preferences as well as unique learning strengths and challenges. Our job is to work with each child where they are and where they want to be!

Our History

Pleasant Hill Academy (PHA) was established in Boulder, Colorado in 1988 by a small group of dedicated home educators. From humble beginnings, one school expanded to six independent, autonomous schools throughout Colorado. (Read more of the history of PHA in the Handbook!)

Our Guiding Principle

Word "learning" with arrows indicating many pathways
graphic: Gerd Altmann, pixabay

There are many pathways to learning. Learning happens best when students are invested in WHAT and HOW they are learning. Our mission is to discover the optimal pathways of learning for each student and to develop learning experiences that foster development.