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A Marketplace for Live Online Classes

Classical. Christian. The Freedom of Homeschooling With the Expertise of a Faculty.

Kepler helped challenge my student to think deeper and to express her thoughts openly with her teacher and peers. In Old Western Culture, she was challenged to share her opinion and support it.

-Kepler parent Jessie Smith

Kepler Is for Families

Throughout history, families have taken responsibility for the education of their children. For centuries the best education has involved private tutoring in which parents hand-picked instructors for their children. This hybrid homeschooling, this highest form of Christian and classical education, was not available to many. Kepler is a platform that brings your family passionate and knowledgeable teachers that you choose based on your family's needs.

This gave my philosophy-loving student a great outlet.

- Kepler parent Susan Johnston

Kepler Education makes a hand-crafted education possible!

Kepler is not unique because we offer 200 classes from 85 educators. Kepler is unique because we offer a college-style approach to 7-12th grade (and beyond) in how parents choose courses for their children. 

“Choose your teacher” means far more than “choose your section.” It represents choices in curriculum, learning style, teaching philosophy, price, and schedule. Each teacher profile includes a teaching philosophy and a statement of faith, in addition to the standard bio, so parents can make informed decisions. 

For example, we don’t have “Latin I, II, III,” we have a language department with Latin taught from multiple methods, curricula, and teaching styles.

Mr. Bohnet was terrific. As a mother I appreciated his professionalism and willingness to push students out of their comfort zone. The colloquy was a new experience for my daughter. She was terrified about the first one, but she went into the second one with confidence. These are the types of experiences that homeschooled students need more of to be prepared to go out into the world and work for people other than their parents.

- Kepler parent Jessica Jensen

Kepler Is for Students

Academics

Kepler provides a network of distinguished educators, quality courses, and a diploma track that fits a flexible schedule on one simple and easy-to-use platform. Kepler teachers are passionate professionals working with our platform's small class sizes and highly interactive flipped classroom model.

Mr. Soderberg is an excellent teacher. He makes tough material engaging. [My son] was never bored during class, but rather looked forward to the weekly meetings.

- Kepler parent Kimberly Locke

Student Life

Kepler also makes clubs and extracurricular activities available, under the aegis of Kepler Life. Whether it's volunteer activities, student leadership, or language clubs, the Kepler Community of students, parents, and teachers are busy with Kingdom-building activity both inside and outside the classroom. Any students enrolled in Kepler classes are able to participate through service, clubs, and professional development activities.

Kepler Is for Teachers

Kepler allows teachers to fulfill their vocation while simultaneously providing a sustainable income and ample margin for personal and educational development. Our innovative platform, robust academic consortium, and generous compensation plan provides teachers with all the tools, support, and flexibility they need to develop their unique brand as independent educators.

How Does Kepler Make All this Freedom and Choice Work?

Instead of having a top-heavy administration that limits teachers, we built a platform that supports them. Instead of choosing one approach to curriculum or pedagogy, we allow a broad range within classical education to provide teachers with more flexibility and families with more options. All of our teachers are clear and open about their Christian faith, their curriculum choices, their teaching experience, and their teaching philosophy, so that parents are well-informed about what their options are.

Why the Name Kepler? 

Kepler is inspired by the early modern scholar, Johannes Kepler, widely known for his commitment to Christ, the liberal arts, and the advancement of science in the West.

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As we at Kepler embrace and advance liberal (also called classical) education in its full orb, we feel Johannes Kepler accurately exemplifies the courageous, innovative, intellectual, and robust approach to education and human flourishing needed in the modern age. We are humbly attempting to cultivate such a spirit within our academic consortium.

Core Values

Merely Christian

We embrace those essential, common, and core beliefs left by Christ and the Apostles to the church catholic, the body of Jesus Christ on Earth, held through the ages by all orthodox Christian traditions alike.

Broadly Classical

We engage students in the pursuit and acquisition of the liberal arts, that knowledge which is pleasurable for its own sake, and which frees the mind and prepares the soul to be wise and virtuous. 

Historically Conservative

We teach students to recognize, value and delight in the permanent things and pursue necessary and healthy change according to the contours of the natural and created order.

Meet the Team

Staff

Scott Postma
President
Scott administrates Kepler's education program. He lives in Moscow, ID with his wife and son. He is writing his dissertation and collects more books than he'll read in a lifetime.
Daniel Foucachon
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Foucachon grew up in France, but now lives in Moscow, Idaho with his wife and five children. He graduated from New Saint Andrews College and enjoys reading and hunting.
Dr. Robert Woods
Director of Course Development
Dr. Woods has been a Classical Christian educator for nearly 20 years. He has a B.A. in biblical studies and ministry from Point University, an M.A. in religious studies from Barry University, and a Ph.D. in humanities from Florida State University. He developed and chaired the Great Books Honors College at Faulkner University for more than 15 years and is the author of “Mortimer Adler: The Paideia Way of Classical Education.”
Kari Christophersen
Registrar
Kari Christophersen has lived in the US, West Africa, France, and Japan but has always called Moscow, ID home. She holds an M.A. in TESOL and two B.A. degrees, English and French, from the University of Idaho, as well as a Maîtrise in technical translation from the University of Haute Bretagne in France. She has taught in Japan, homeschooled her three kids, and enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and reading lots of good books to her kids.
Joffre Swait
Parent/Student Counselor
Joffre is the academic counselor for students (and their parents) studying at Kepler. He is married to Kimberly and they homeschool their five children in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his spare time, Joffre enjoys writing poetry, playing rugby, making YouTube videos, and video chatting with strangers from around the world.
Michael Helvey
Lead Product Developer
Michael develops the web platform and tools that Kepler uses to operate. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife, amidst a quantity of books and coffee mugs.
David Foucachon
Chief Financial Officer
David Foucachon is the Chief Financial Officer at Kepler. He is a lover of chemistry, mixology, good books, the outdoors, and beautiful spreadsheets. He lives in Moscow, ID with his wife Anne and their four children.
Cooper Salmon
Marketing Coodinator
Cooper Salmon creates videos, digital art, and is involved in Kepler's marketing and graphic design.