Welcome! Leadership Commonwealth School is a once a week school for home schooling families. We come together as families to support one another in the pursuit of building strong and moral families and developing citizens who are capable of governing themselves. We support the families involved in the pursuit of the God-centered, family-driven, freedom-based education called Leadership Education. This set of principles is outlined in the book A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille.


Families are welcome to join even if you are not yet certain that Leadership Education will be your homeschooling method of choice, with the understanding that these principles will be followed in the school. We believe in natural phases of development and invite our children to become life-long learners through great parenting, inspired mentoring, and by example.


We offer challenging LEMI Scholar Projects for teens as well as a relaxed Junior Program for ages 0-11 that focuses on teaching basic skills of Self-Government and Communication, and the Joy of Life, Learning and the Classics. We also incorporate Charlotte Mason methods, as they fit right in with TJEd. We also offer the Family Foundations Leadership Education Course for Parents who join us.


Be sure to review our About Us, Classes and FAQ pages to find out what LCS is all about and whether it may be a good fit for your family!

Visitors are welcome anytime!

What is TJEd?

News & Upcoming Events

Our mission is to raise joyful leaders who love learning, passionately pursue their God-given missions in life, and impact the human family for good. We support the family as the fundamental unit of society and believe it to be ordained of God. We encourage parents and youth to strive for family unity. We govern ourselves according to the principles of Leadership Education. We are working toward getting an education like the ones our Founding Fathers received, one that matches our missions in life, and develops solid character and an allegiance to God.

We will inspire students (both parents and children) to love learning, deeply study the classics, and govern themselves according to natural law. Students will learn how to think for themselves and initiate solutions based on the principles of freedom and self-control.

Our Mission
What is LEMI Training?


Info Meeting 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

1 pm for parents

Children welcome

RSVP at leadershipcommonwealth@gmail.com

Twelfth Night performances

May 10-11

See our Facebook event or

email us for details



This year (2018-19), for youth 12+ we are

offering the following classes:

1. Key of Liberty Project on the Revolutionary War, including a document study of the 

Declaration of Independence & the Constitution.

(offered 9:30 to 11:30 am Thursdays, all year) 

2. Hero Project on the heroes of WWII (Fall only, offered during the same morning time slot as Key)

3. Quest I on Great Leaders throughout History, including intense writing instruction (recommended for ages 14+, offering during the morning in the Winter semester)

4. Shakespeare Conquest for ages 12+, culminating 

in the performing of a Shakespeare Play in the spring (offered in the afternoon).

For ages 0-11, we offer classes that include Character Lessons, Book Clubs, opportunities for Presentations, and Lolipop Projects (themed unit studies), Nature Study time, and play time during which mentors focus on teaching Self-Government and social skills. Here is our tentative Junior schedule for the Fall of 2018.

Starting in Sept Classes Every Thursday 9:30 to 2:30 pm

Interested families are welcome to come visit us any Thursday, or join us for summer play dates and field trips to meet our families.

Please let us know you are coming. 


For more information on any of the above events, or for questions about LCS, email us at leadershipcommonwealth@gmail.com


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