Read beautiful books. Play courageously. Ask penetrating questions.


A few of our teachers This year:

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

William Shakespeare

Hans Christian Andersen

Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Perrault

Rudyard Kipling

A.A. Milne



Mother Goose

Jules Verne

Lewis Carroll

Norton Juster

Anita Fairbanks, Governess

Anita Fairbanks, Governess

C.S. Lewis

Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Laura Ingalls Wilder

J.M. Barrie


Frances Hodsgon Burnett

Louis Sachar

J.R. Tolkien

Amadeus Mozart


Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Lemony Snicket

Leonardo da Vinci

Self-education for inquisitive students.

      Whimselthwaite School is an eclectic, private micro-school with a student-to-faculty ratio of 5:1, facilitating the self-education of inquisitive students in grades Pre-K through 12, by means of a governess, tutoring from home in a homeschool setting.  

“Whimselthwaite” (n.) = “whimsy” + “-thwaite.”
A meadow, surrounded by a wood, where quaint or fanciful playful thoughts occur...
as in the words of Robert Louis Stevenson, “happy play in grassy places.”