John Taylor Gatto was an American author and school teacher who taught in the classroom for nearly 30 years. He wrote Dumbing Us Down and the Underground History of American Education. He was named New York City Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991. After reviewing Ellen Ahlberg’s Life in America Curricula and method he responded:
“Everyone should be taught this way!”
Ahlberg Academy has provided accredited education since 2003.
The alumni of Ahlberg Academy have graduated at ages between 14 and 20. Graduates have gone to medical schools, Astrophysicist, Ph.D. and successful business persons.
Leadership qualities are essential to success as college students, employees, spouses, parents and American citizens.
Students are trained to help one another achieve goals. Small class sizes allow ample opportunity for individualized instruction from staff or other students, who have already gained the skill. Due to the collaborative multi-level environment students become more self-reliant. The opportunity to lead others increases academic retention and accelerates maturity.
Students who have taken advantage of Ahlberg Academy’s rich, experiential, learning environment become team leaders and positive role models for incoming students.
Life in America Series
The “Life in America” 8 volume series spans from Creation to current events. This multi-age curriculum teaches History through the eyes of our creator and integrates into every unit, lessons on Bible, Government, Economics, Composition, Speech, Geography, Social Studies, Vocabulary and Drama.
Our elementary program extensively uses Montessori materials, presentations and methods that allow children to learn in an interest-driven, self-paced, and hands-on environment.
Our upper science curriculum explores our world and how our creator designed it. This rigorous study prepares students for college academic achievement.
The Latin Road to English Grammar - teaches Latin and simultaneously revisits English Grammar. The vocabulary and syntax learned through this course assist in higher SAT scores in Vocabulary, Math and Science.
Critical Thinking Press
Far from Common Core, this math series teaches all levels based on critical reasoning and number sense. Math manipulatives are added for a rich mathematical experience.
Our creative writing course takes topics directly from our History and Literature lessons in order to bring more connectivity for our students’ neural memory. Picturesque Writing requires students to use content knowledge to create art and then transfer this to a composition. This composition is then revised and edited with an encouraging teacher- preparing students to become great original writers.
From early readers to our graduating class, students are exposed to great classics that not only teach higher vocabulary and complex plots, but also Biblical morals such as redemption, forgiveness and honor. Just some of our favorite novels are The McGuffey Eclectic Readers, The Classic Graphic Novel Series, Lamplighter Book Series, and Adventures in World and American Literature.
Ahlberg Academy offers introduction to music, art and creative thinking. Most public schools no longer offer these important classes. Graduates leave Ahlberg Academy with a well rounded education, ready for the world.