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The first day of school is August 14

We do school different

Dreams fulfilled

Main Street Scholars has redefined education. The unprecedented events of 2020 taught us it’s no longer enough to think out of the box—there is no more box—and we need to let students learn for their futures instead of adhering to the models of our past. It is time for a renaissance for young minds.

Using a liberal arts framework, we prepare students to draw upon a multitude of resources, think critically, and reach sound conclusions as they navigate their schoolwork and the rapidly changing world beyond.

We embrace values and evolution as we meet students where they are—academically, emotionally, developmentally, and logistically—and help them get where they want to be, with individual programs that provide a rigorous curriculum while allowing them to learn and develop in their individual ways.

College-model high school

Our high school is built on a traditional college model. Rather than adhering to a strict schedule of classes based on birth year, we look to the goals of the students/families and the academic requirements necessary to meet them. We then build a team around each student to design a specific curriculum, and help the students choose classes that will fulfill their learning goals. Students have a voice in the number of classes they take each semester, and are able to include high-interest classes at every step.

In examining their own goals, our students discover the real value of their education, engage more deeply, and put in the effort to do well—and they want their time and work to count more.

We know you have questions

Ensuring your child’s success is your top priority, and the many options for learning—online, in-person, or homeschooling—are daunting. Please reach out and we’ll help you plot a course.


Through the support of Jamie and Main Street Scholars, we saw our daughter, who had disengaged with remote schooling during the pandemic, come back to life and enjoy learning again. MSS created an environment of advocacy and respect, so our daughter felt inspired and able to reach her full potential.

It is education at its finest. It was such a gift to see our daughter regain her confidence and look forward to going to school again. We cannot say enough great things about MSS. I only wish we had discovered them sooner. They are a gem in this community.

—Hilary M.

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PORTRAIT OF A STUDENT | Perfect 36 on the ACT

Marie, a student in our coaching center, applied to college Math, Data Science, and Actuarial programs. She was accepted at UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz, and waitlisted at Purdue for the actuarial science track.

Because her goal is to obtain a degree in actuarial science, she accepted the offer to be a part of the actuarial program at UCSB. Having passed several APs, she is on track to graduate in 3 years and possibly, with a GPA of 4.2+, qualify for a Master’s in just two additional years.