About Free State Academy

FSA is a non-public school providing an educational alternative that is as close to free as possible. FSA is mastery-based in a classical education format focusing on patriotism and virtue training from a Biblical perspective.

In the fall of 2021, the Bedford County School System was in moral disarray, dealing with transgender bathroom and COVID-19 issues, and several other issues that caused conservatives within the Bedford County Militia, Inc. to start looking at starting a Homeschool Co-op.

With the help of many volunteers, a structure and plan were formed as leadership of this new school was handed off to this growing group of new leaders. Free State Academy, Inc. was incorporated September 21, 2021, and a Board of Directors was formed consisting of several new volunteers as well as two of the original Militia members.

In the Spring of 2022, Free State Academy ran a Pilot Program that served to mold what would be Free State Academy's first full school year starting in the fall of 2022.

  • Statement of Faith

    The Holy Bible is the very Word of God in its entirety and is our only authority in matters of faith and practice.


    In the one and only God, our creator of the universe, who is eternally existing in the persons


    of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


    Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified for our sins, and


    raised from the dead in eternal victory.


    Faith alone in Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, is the only way to eternal life.​


    The Holy Spirit is a personal Being who convicts the world of sin and who regenerates, indwells,


    empowers, guides, and seals believers eternally for God.


    ​​​Heaven is the abode of God and the place of eternal joy for the saved, and that Hell is the


    place of eternal punishment of separation from God for the lost.


    Marriage is God’s sacred gift and is to be between one man and one woman.


    Gender is God’s sacred design and is to be determined at conception, unchangeable by man.


    We believe human life begins at conception and is protected from conception to natural death.

  • Philosophy

    Given the luxury of time, in a relaxed and restful setting for learning, children can master any skill presented to them. We believe that education should be skill-based and mastery-focused. Classical education allows us to approach learning based on developmental stages leading to confidence and success. As students experience this success, special education labels and previous struggles from the progressive educational system can be erased, and children can be viewed as scholars rather than identified by a label or their past. Students will be placed at an appropriate instructional level with an opportunity to advance.


  • Vision

    Our goal is to create a God-centered Biblical approach and realistic alternative to education in a 5-day-a-week, full-day, program with a focus on restoring patriotism and lost virtues. Our desire is to help families that feel locked into public education shift into an environment of unhurried, skill-based, mastery-focused education.  Many families are unable to afford educational opportunities beyond the free public school system. FSA will assist in removing this barrier and provide quality education as close to free as possible while encouraging parental involvement.


  • Free State Academy - Nondiscrimination policy

    Free State Academy Inc. admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students enrolled with FSA, Inc. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national and ethnic origin in the administration of their educational or admissions policies, hiring, or their scholarship, loan or other FSA-administered programs.


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