Beginning in the lower school, students establish strong foundations in the mechanics of reading, writing, grammar, composition, and math. History is learned as a chronological story and used as a base for literature selections and geography study. Science is explored in a hands-on manner through guided experimentation.



SCHEDULE

 

Tuesdays

Kindergarten Core
9 am - 12 pm

1st & 2nd Grade Core
9 am - 12 pm

Art Basics (Grades 3 - 6)
9 am - 10:30 am

Theater: Set & Costume Design
(Grades 3 - 6)

10:30 am - 12 pm

Theater: Acting
(Grades 3 - 6)

12:30 pm - 2 pm

Wednesdays

3rd & 4th Grade Math
7:45 am - 8:45 am

Pre-K
9 am - 12 pm

3rd & 4th Grade Core
9 am - 12 pm

3rd & 4th Grade Science
12:30 pm - 2 pm

 

 

TEACHERS

  Gwen Gurr   Gwen began homeschooling Haley, the first of her three children, in 1988. She continued the homeschooling journey from kindergarten to high school, finishing twenty years later with her youngest daughter, Lauren, in 2008. Throughout her twenty-plus years in the homeschooling world, Gwen has gathered a wide range of experience and knowledge in homeschooling. In 1996 she helped create and served as an active board member of Family Educators of Orange County, a support group for homeschoolers. In 1999 she was invited to work with the Orange County Public School System as a member of the Home Education Task Force, a committee which created a revised Home Education Program packet. She has also completed leadership training with the Florida Parent-Educators Association. For the past ten years Gwen has enjoyed teaching the lower grades at Keystone Academy with her two daughters, Haley and Lauren.

Gwen Gurr

Gwen began homeschooling Haley, the first of her three children, in 1988. She continued the homeschooling journey from kindergarten to high school, finishing twenty years later with her youngest daughter, Lauren, in 2008. Throughout her twenty-plus years in the homeschooling world, Gwen has gathered a wide range of experience and knowledge in homeschooling. In 1996 she helped create and served as an active board member of Family Educators of Orange County, a support group for homeschoolers. In 1999 she was invited to work with the Orange County Public School System as a member of the Home Education Task Force, a committee which created a revised Home Education Program packet. She has also completed leadership training with the Florida Parent-Educators Association. For the past ten years Gwen has enjoyed teaching the lower grades at Keystone Academy with her two daughters, Haley and Lauren.

  Haley McAfee   Haley, who earned a B.A. from the University of Central Florida in 2005, loved growing up as a homeschooled student. As someone who thrives on independent learning and meeting challenges, homeschooling was the perfect fit. After graduating from UCF, Haley spent 2005 teaching grades 3-6 with Ceil Humphreys at Humphreys Junior High. She established Keystone Academy the following year, in 2006, and has been enthusiastically teaching grades K-4 for ten years. Haley is currently embracing her own homeschool journey with her three sons, Will, Griffin, and Nate.

Haley McAfee

Haley, who earned a B.A. from the University of Central Florida in 2005, loved growing up as a homeschooled student. As someone who thrives on independent learning and meeting challenges, homeschooling was the perfect fit. After graduating from UCF, Haley spent 2005 teaching grades 3-6 with Ceil Humphreys at Humphreys Junior High. She established Keystone Academy the following year, in 2006, and has been enthusiastically teaching grades K-4 for ten years. Haley is currently embracing her own homeschool journey with her three sons, Will, Griffin, and Nate.

  Lauren Gurr   Lauren, a former homeschool student, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies including minors in Health Sciences and Psychology. Throughout college Lauren taught part time at Keystone Academy, focusing on elementary math. Upon graduating in 2013, she joined the Keystone family full time where she team teaches the lower grades with her mom (Gwen) and sister (Haley). In addition, Lauren teaches middle school math and science classes for grades 3 through 12.

Lauren Gurr

Lauren, a former homeschool student, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies including minors in Health Sciences and Psychology. Throughout college Lauren taught part time at Keystone Academy, focusing on elementary math. Upon graduating in 2013, she joined the Keystone family full time where she team teaches the lower grades with her mom (Gwen) and sister (Haley). In addition, Lauren teaches middle school math and science classes for grades 3 through 12.

 

 

TUITION

Tuition is due the first of each month.

Lower School Core Classes Tuition: $150 per month
Lower School Math Tuition: $75 per month
Lower School Science Tuition: $85 per month


A one-time registration fee is required to reserve a student’s place and cover the purchase of textbooks for the year. All textbooks will remain the property of Keystone Academy, while students will retain all workbooks and consumable materials.

Lower School Core Classes: $225
Lower School Math Classes: $125
Lower School Science Classes: $125