Some affluent parents are buying and building homes in which almost every room is a classroom—for everything from math to music.
In a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, a family has built out a full blown school inside of a luxury home.
Only five children go to this 12,000-square-foot school in Florida’s Palm Beach County. Here, on any given day, 12-year-old twins Logan and Garrett might solve math problems on their computers while their sisters, Sienna, 5, Reagan, 7, and Ava Rose, 10, have recess on the playground. Other times they all work together to memorize passages of Shakespeare or the names of the bones in the human body.
“When you do a house from the ground up, you do it for how your family lives. Home schooling for us is a lifestyle, it’s not just one room,”
said Ms. Taylor, who is 44.
Their 13-year-old son, Peter, loves cooking, so the couple hires professional chefs to tutor him in their kitchen. Last year, Peter competed in—and won an episode of—the Food Network’s “Chopped Teen Tournament” reality show. He also started a “supper club,” in which he charges $125 a head for guests to dine on dishes like wild boar ragu with pappardelle and salmon crudo at his house. Peter creates profit-and-loss statements for each event, hires staff and uses Twitter to market his events, he said.
I know we all cant hire private chefs to teach our little ones or even buy a home just do schooling out of but it does make you stop and think about how learning can be encouraged more in an environment like that.