Created by families like yours, for families like yours.

What if your child’s education was everything you wanted and nothing you didn’t?


American Family Education (AFE) was created in order to bring together all the good of┬álearning in a community, without limiting parental influence or stifling a child’s natural love of learning.

AFE is more than a school. We are a community of families that want what is best for our children and are not afraid to work to create it. We provide a structure for community learning that honors each family’s goals and priorities for their children. As a private school, we do not accept any federal funds. This enables the parent’s of American Family Education students to choose personalized curriculum and create a wholesome, supportive environment for each child. The AFE model can also be implemented at home with just your family or structured as a co-op. This varies by location and what each local community wants for their families.

This is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each location is tailored to the families that attend and every family is free to choose the tools and style of learning that best suits their children. This is a true community where everyone’s talents, gifts, and potential are appreciated and utilized!

AFE began in 2014 in the home of our founder, Kathryn Spencer. After a successful year of helping parents and students discover the joy of Family-Centered, Purpose-Driven Education, her living room became a little too crowded, and we opened our first location in Mesa, Arizona in 2015. Since then we have opened a number of other locations and will continue to expand as we inspire and support families across the country. If you are interested in starting a new location, we are happy to help you!