Sola Gratia


  deep, permanent learning


bringing education to life


pursuing diligent, classical education…together


leading students in learning that lasts

Sola Gratia Classical Academy Inc. (SGCA) is the Triangle’s Premier Hybrid Homeschooling Community that employs the content of a classical curriculum and the pedagogy of intentional, embodied learning. Our practices are diligent and purposeful development of the mind, body and soul of a student.  Our mission is to pursue deep engagement that results in enjoyable, permanent learning.

We strive for excellence in the classical tradition, and seek to be a gentle college preparatory community.

Our Children

why we do what we do

Our Academic Mentors

guiding our students to wisdom and mastery

Colleen Leonard

Director /Owner

Founding Chair SGCA Board Member

Kristyn Sewell

B.S.B.A. in Finance

Owner:  The Elderberry Lady

SGCA Board Member

Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Pastor Brian Lowman

B.S. Industrial Technology

M.A. Biblical Counseling working on Doctorate

SGCA Board Member

Academic Mentor for High School Biblical Worldview & Christian Ethics

Kate Sasser

B. A. in Classical Studies

SGCA Board Member


Philip Sasser

B.A. English, Juris Doctor

SGCA Board Member 

Vanessa Lopez

Majored in Spanish, William Peace University

Advisory Board Member

Assistant to Director/Administrator

Academic Mentor for Latin I, II 

Teresa Holland

BS in Early Childhood Education

Section Head – Lower Elementary

Academic Mentor for Lower Elementary III

Sara Miriello

Bachelors degree in History and Social Sciences on a secondary level

Section Head – Grammar School

Academic Mentor of History 

Jennifer Hoegemeyer

Professional Singer

Section Head – Logic Level

Assistant Academic Mentor for Physical Education K-6th



Mairym Azcona

B.A. in Business Administration

Rhetoric School – Section Head

Academic Mentor for High School Spanish I and Lower Elementary Music 

Betsy Jezorianski

B.S. Computer Sciences

Assistant Administrator/Floater  

Karen Peedin

Bachelor Degree in Secondary Mathematical Education

Academic Mentor of Logic B Pre-Algebra and Upper Elementary II Math Mammoth

Pastor Brian Norman

B.A. in Youth Ministries

Master of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry

Academic Mentor for Introduction to Biblical Greek

Jennifer Henderson

B.A. in Mathematics

B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science 

Academic Mentor for High School Algebra I

Laurie Fry

B.A. Education

Academic Mentor for Upper Elementary through Logic School Sciences 

Seth Davey

B.S. in Biblical Theology 

M.A. in Ancient History and Classical Studies

M.A. in English (in progress) 

Academic Mentor for High School Epistemology

Jennifer Cramer

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Academic Mentor for High School Geometry and Logic B Argument Builder 

Jacki St. John

B.A. Health Science

M.S. in Biology

Academic Mentor for High School Environmental Sciences

Academic Mentor for Logic A Art of Argument

Alana Catalano

B.S. in Elementary Education 

Academic Mentor Lower Elementary II


Amy Poray

B.S. Psychology

Masters in Special Education

Reading Specialist K-3rd 

Ren Cleveland

Professional Actress and Theater Director

Academic Mentor for Theater K-11th

Tricia Schwartz

B.S. in Biology

Academic Mentor of Latin (Song School 2, Primer A, Logos 2)


Christina McAlister

B.S. Business Administration – Finance, Minor in Visual Arts 
MBA – Marketing
Business Owner of

Academic Mentor for Fine Arts Upper Elementary through High School

Myra Manning

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Academic Mentor for Algebra II 

Ana Cruz

BA in French and Political Science, Indiana University
Native Spanish-speaker

Academic Mentor for Spanish II

Patti Williams

M.A. in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.S. in Secondary Science Education from NCSU

Academic Mentor for Math Mammoth UEI and Rhetoric School Chemistry

Amie Patino

B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Academic Mentor for Kindergarten

Laurina Sigmon

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Master’s of Zoology

Academic Mentor of Rhetoric School Biology and UE III Math Mammoth

Elizabeth Behringer

BS – French & International Studies, MS – International Studies

Academic Mentor of Nature Studies K-3rd

Missy Shearin

B.S. of Science in Computer Science 

Academic Mentor for Rhetoric School Literature

Jennifer Partridge

B.A. in Mass Communications

Academic Mentor for UE III through Logic Writing & Rhetoric

Kim Willson

B.S. Business ~ Marketing

Minor: Public Relations

Owner: Live By Design Consulting

Academic Mentor for Rhetoric and Logic School History


Ruth MacPherson

B.S. in Elementary Education

Academic Mentor for Lower Elementary I

…The amazing academic mentors have been incredibly loving, appropriately challenging, and organized. They are accessible, encouraging, and understanding…

Mother of 6th Grader



ClassicalU offers self-paced training courses to equip teachers
and administrators in the classical tradition.
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