About

Vision

Liberty Tree Academy is dedicated to an authentic, traditional American education.
To be a community that actively cultivates character in a challenging and engaging learning environment.

Mission

Liberty Tree Academy trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly and disciplined environment.

How We Soar

Founded in 2018, Liberty Tree Academy (LTA) is a K-12, classical, liberal arts and sciences, free, public charter school.

LTA is a school that finds its identity in the philosophical tenets of our Nation’s founders and strives to produce self-governing citizens who continue to carry out the vision of our Nation’s founders to preserve and perpetuate liberty.

Core Virtues

“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

–Patrick Henry

At Liberty Tree Academy (LTA), we respect the courage of our country’s founders and encourage our students to live out that courage every day in small ways–from presenting their well-researched views in front of classmates to consulting a teacher about bad behavior witnessed on the playground–in hopes that if our students are ever called to higher acts of courage through civic duty or personal life, a solid foundation will have been built in their characters.

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”

–Thomas Paine

In beginning a new country, as Thomas Paine was helping to accomplish, or a new school, as we have with LTA, it is imperative to recognize the unique position that exists to establish rules and norms. At LTA, we recognize that a politeness in attitude and behavior toward others can help us accomplish great things. Therefore, courtesy is a necessary virtue of our students both within our school building as we interact with each other and outside our building as we represent LTA and help make our country an even better place.

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

–George Washington

Cultivating an attitude of truthfulness in the small matters our students encounter daily will lead to a respect for and abidance to truthfulness as those students become adults. At LTA, our hope is to develop, in partnership with families, civic-minded young men and women who will be honest in their dealings.

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”

–Thomas Jefferson

Prudence is the ability to use reason to make good decisions, especially in the absence of authority. This virtue is developed and cultivated through the habitual observance of the other virtues. If students are regularly truthful, for example, they will not lie in the absence of a teacher but will use prudence to make the good decision to tell the truth. Exercising prudence is an important virtue at LTA.

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”

–John Quincy Adams

Perseverance is a necessary component of any student’s life. To study and learn, one must persevere until the difficulties of the task seem to disappear. At LTA, we strive to challenge students in all subjects so that they might learn not just the subject at hand, but also the lesson of perseverance.