A Lane For Every Learner…

EYC Academy is a nonprofit 501c3 school offering one-to-one and small group programs and tutoring to students of all abilities and ages. Through our personalized approach, we help each individual learner find their lane for learning.


My passion for helping families to find the right educational environment for their child stems from both my personal experiences as a father and my professional administrative experience in an alternative school setting. My son would have greatly benefited from EYC Academy’s personalized approach. The opportunity to truly learn at one’s own pace in a relaxed yet focused environment is a benefit to any student, whether they are struggling or looking to advance more quickly through their classes. As a professional in the field of alternative education, I am familiar with the confusion and frustration that can occur when trying to advocate for your child. EYC Academy advocates for your child daily, from our tailor-made curriculum to the mentor-like guidance of our staff. The services at EYC give families a one-stop solution for students needing a safe, anxiety-free environment. Academics and therapeutic services are offered both one-to-one and in small group settings. We know that not everyone learns in the same way or at the same pace. At EYC Academy, we value those differences because we value seeing every child reach their fullest potential and achieve success—in and out of the “classroom.”

EYC Academy’s Approach

Personally Crafted Programs

The future of education is NOW! It has become evident that schools are not one size fits all, and parents are looking for the right school choice for their children. Schools must now provide a safe and supportive environment, and this is where EYC Academy comes in.

Created by a team of experienced educators, EYC Academy opened its doors in 2018 to bring a non-traditional school experience to students. We have created a truly blended learning program, using on-site and live virtual platforms. At their core blended learning models are designed to help schools incorporate technology into a personalized learning experience for each student.

What makes EYC Academy different from “virtual schools” is our highly qualified teachers who provide one-to-one or small group instruction that can occur anytime and anywhere. Our digital curriculum offers support for many learning styles, with features that include visual and auditory accommodations, flexibility and relevant instruction. EYC Academy has truly created a program to help students find their best lane for learning.

Flexible Virtual Learning

We provide both in-person educational support and virtual learning options for our families, making us a flexible option to meet your child’s educational needs.

What sets our virtual learning options apart from others is our highly qualified private teachers, academic coaches and tutors who provide one-to-one or small group instruction that can occur anytime and anywhere. Our digital curriculum offers support for many learning styles, with features that include visual and auditory accommodations, flexibility and relevant instruction.

Building Intentional Community

School is more than just classes and curriculum, so EYC has created a school community based on mutual respect and trust. Our teaching approach — which includes emotional and learning support, and educational advocacy — allows our educators to work with students 1:1 and in collaborative settings so that they develop the personal skills they need to succeed in learning and life. We also build community in a variety of locations whether it be at a students’ home, our campus or online.

“I enjoy going to EYC because I get to have a say in what I learn.”


Empowering Youth and Communities Inc. is a 501c3 organization (dba EYC Academy of St Louis) and was founded in 2018 by a group of educators with 75+ years of combined experience in education as previous administrators in special education, local alternative schools, and supplemental educational business.

EYC Academy is a non-public school, approved by Missouri DESE and is globally accredited through Cognia Global Commission (formerly AdvancEd). Serving the St. Louis, MO metro area, EYC Academy offers a one-to- one blended, in center and digital learning environment to day school students 6th-12th grade. Because our nationally approved curriculum is digital and our teachers can teach virtually, this allows us to deliver services anytime, anywhere across the globe. Enrollment is on-going and can be full-time or part-time. Other services offered include therapeutic services that can be scheduled during the school day, as well as cognitive and academic assessments, school advocacy, one-to-one tutoring for all ages and subjects either in-center, virtually or combined, college planning and application assistance, test-prep and proctoring, and national diploma and career certificate programs.


At EYC Academy, we realize that every student’s journey is different, and learning isn’t one-size-fits all.

We meet our students where they are and take them where they want to be by using a holistic approach and personalizing a solution that best fits their needs. Our students come to us for many reasons — from students with learning challenges, illness, academic and emotional trauma, mental health issues, to students simply needing a flexible schedule and a self-paced school option — and no matter what the reason, there are many ways we can help students find their unique paths success.

We work in partnership with families and schools, navigating an array of learning environments together. But it goes beyond academics. Our wraparound services support the full student. We help align additional resources, such as counseling or therapy, should a student need it.

Every student — no matter their age, background, or circumstance — has a place at EYC Academy. and creating a safe space for them to learn is our main priority. Taking a different path to learning shouldn’t carry any stigma, for students or for parents, and we’re working to change that. Every student’s path to success is different but that doesn’t mean they should have to walk it alone.


EYC Academy provides a highly personalized learning environment which fosters critical thinking, cultivates individual potential, inspires confidence, and prepares students to be productive members of their communities.


Empowering students to define their own success.


Trust among all stakeholders is vital. Expectations influence accomplishments. A school- community partnership is essential. Change creates opportunity. High-performing leadership makes visions reality.