The INK Microschool and Homeschool Collective are dedicated to the successful education of our children! We aim to make the discovery process a fun endeavor for both parents and children. We believe children learn best in environments that welcome their creativity and honor their inquisitive nature. The INK Learning Institute Co. believes parents play the most important role in educating children. Our faith-based learning community is built around parents as their children's first and most important teacher! We endeavor to join the process of learning with the joy of laughter. We truly believe you can enlighten your mind and have fun at the same time.
The INK Learning Institute Co. faith-based hybrid homeschool and homeschool collective are located in Bexley, Ohio. The community is home to the lush metro parks, a public library, Capital University, local playgrounds, two community gardens, two ice cream shops as well as several eateries. Students will have the opportunity to spend time outdoors exploring and discovering as a part of their daily activities.
All students registered for The INK Learning Community are homeschool students whose parents have submitted a Notice of Intent to homeschool their child. As such, we function in a supportive role to the family’s desire to home educate. Our students are 6-12 years of age, typically in kindergarten through 6th grades. We operate as a “one room schoolhouse” where students of all ages are engaged in the learning process together. Gleaning and sharing with one another as they discover and grow. There are two options for enrollment in the INK Learning Community for the 2023-2024 school year. Families can participate in the Hybrid Homeschool days where students are dropped off for class 2 to 3 days a week during the school year. Hybrid Homeschool days DO NOT require parents to serve as teachers.
The second option for participation in The INK Learning Community is to become a member of the Homeschool Collective. The Homeschool Collective requires one parent per family to teach 1, 2, or 3 days a week for the entire school year. Parents should prayerfully consider the time commitment to the Homeschool Collective before registering their family for participation in this option. Homeschool Collective families participate + pay a flat tuition fee for the year based on the number of days the parent teaches. For example: a parent teaches one day a week, this entitles all the children in the family to participate in one day of classes + activities at the Homeschool Collective.
Students receive a well-rounded educational experience at INK Learning Community. We utilize group activities, structured learning material and independent creative time. We engage in academic core subjects via various learning resources. Parents have the option of a hybrid learning model that incorporates online and offline work, a fully online learning model or a more traditional book and workbook model. Student needs and parent desires for their child’s education are at the forefront of each child entrusted to our faith-based learning community.
Our Tenets of Faith
We start each day with Prayer. We focus our teachings to a core set of beliefs that govern our daily work with our students.
1. Man is created by God in the image of God (Genesis 1:27)
2. The Lord calls us to continually practice lives of holiness not conforming to the world's ways (Exodus 23:2, Leviticus 20:23, Deuteronomy 18:9)
3. In Divine healing from the Lord for every believer (Isaiah 53:4-5)
4. God has great plans for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11)
5. Faith in God pleases Him and opens doors of blessings (
6. God does not cause harm to His children and forgives our sins (Nehemiah 9:17)
The INK micro school operates on a learning cycle of six weeks of classes with one week break from classes.
Our calendar for 2022-2023:
School Year runs from: Tuesday September 6, 2023-Thursday June 30, 2021
(First Day of Classes) Monday September 13, 2021
First Six Weeks: Monday September 13, 2021-Friday October 22, 2021
First Class Break: Monday October 25, 2021-Friday October 29, 2021
Second Six Weeks: Monday November 1, 2021-Friday December 17, 2021
(Thanksgiving Break) Wednesday November 24, 2021-Friday November 26, 2021
(Christmas Break) Second Class Break: Monday December 20, 2021-Friday December 24, 2021
Third Six Weeks: Monday December 27, 2021-Friday February 4, 2022
Third Class Break: Monday February 7, 2022-Friday February 11, 2022
Fourth Six Weeks: Monday February 14, 2022-Friday March 25, 2022
(Spring Break) Fourth Class Break: Monday March 28, 2022-Friday April 1, 2022
Fifth Six Weeks: Monday April 4, 2022-Friday May 13, 2022
Fifth Class Break: Monday May 16, 2022-Friday May 20, 2022
Sixth Six Weeks: Monday May 23, 2022-Thursday June 30, 2022
(Memorial Day) Monday May 30, 2022
(Last Day of Classes) Thursday June 30, 2022
The INK Homeschool Collective offers 2 and 3 day class options for families. We operate on a 4 day Monday-Thursday class schedule. Fridays are reserved for community engagement activities through various field trip opportunities. All families enrolled in the INK Learning Community are encouraged to attend the Friday field trips. The INK Homeschool Collective day runs from 8 am-2 pm on class days (Monday-Thursday). Friday field trip times vary based on community activity. Wednesdays are reserved for Workshops for parents of our students. Workshops run from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.
Example School Day
8-8:30 am Welcome + Centers
8:30-9:00 am Prayer + Group Circle
9:00-10:00 am Science
10:00-10:30 pm Spelling
10:30-12:00 pm Lunch + Outdoor Exploration
12:15-1:00 pm Art
1:00-2:00 pm Independent Creative Time
Our goal at INK is to ensure that as many families, as have a desire to, can afford to send their children to The INK Learning Community. With this in mind, our tuition is structured as such:
Microschool (Drop-off Program)
Tuition is paid on a monthly or yearly basis. The 2 day a week program is $398 monthly or $3,582 yearly. The 3 day a week program is $598 monthly or $5,382 yearly. Tuition is due by the 1st of the month if paying monthly with a deposit of 10% due at registration. Tuition is due at time of registration if paying yearly.
Family tuition includes all children in the family and is based on number of days a parent is teaching at the Homeschool Collective. One day of teaching and participation is $500 a year. Two days of teaching and participation is $300 a year. Three days of teaching and participation is FREE tuition. Tuition is due at time of registration if paying yearly. A deposit of $100 is due at registration with monthly payment plan.
Benefits of Joining the INK Faith-based Homeschool Collective!
* Fun, creative, educational environment for your child to learn and explore
* Focus on outdoor activities, playtime and exploration
* Support with academic work for your student
* Parents + Teachers collaborate on academic work completed by students
* Assistance with completing Notice of Intent to homeschool
* Weekly Community days (Field Trips)
* Social interaction for your child through group learning and activities in the collective and in the community
* Workshops for parents with questions about the homeschool process, teaching their student and overall support
India N. Keith, LISW
India is a wife and a mom of 5 boys. She has been homeschooling for the last 10 years. India has worked as an educational consultant since 2015. She is the Owner of The INK Learning Institute Co. Teaching her own children as well as helping parents educate their children, is a great joy in her life. India loves reading and watching movies! Her future goals include helping parents, who would not otherwise be able, to home educate their children by providing a small group, learner-centered educational environment.
Tanisha is a wife and a mom of 2 boys. She has been homeschooling for 4 years. Tanisha is enjoying learning about the homeschool community and seeing her son flourish in his homeschool. Like India, Tanisha’s future goals include helping parents, who would not otherwise be able, to home educate their children by providing a small group, learner-centered educational environment.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Application fee is $25. Application review will begin upon receipt of application fee and completed application. Application fee is paid in the INK store.