Our Family's Stories

Unique. Small Community. Making a difference.

 
 

1. The Behringer Family

 
 

What does your family value most about IELC?

My child is honoured as she is. This respect for her individuality and her spirit, as a young child, is so important to us. Our child isn't made to fit into IELC, IELC fits her! There is an immense amount of peace in us, her parents, but also in her that her school is a safe place. Safe to be a kid, to take risks, make mistakes, learn and ultimately grow into who she is more and more each day.

How has your child changed since enrolling at IELC?

Amazingly! Our daughter is social, articulate and well spoken. She is only 4 years old and talks to us about kindness, generosity and being calm in our bodies. She is confident and self-assured as well as curious about everything!

Have you been surprised by something that joining IELC has brought to your family?

Kindness. Our daughter practices kindness in our home everyday. She is a leader in our home by reminding us all to be more kind. Her older brother is more kind because of her influence and joy. She is so happy and joyful!

The cost of tuition can sometimes be a barrier to people joining IELC. What would you tell them to overcome this objection?

It is an investment. The best investment.

We work hard to make it work, but I have never questioned the value of this investment. The growth, joy and overall success our daughter is having at IELC makes it so that her tuition is never something we will consider negotiable when budgeting, it is just far too valuable.

Would you recommend IELC to others? 

YES! 100% Absolutely YES!

IELC is what Education should be. Honouring children, Intentional in its role as a community of compassionate educators. Adaptive, informed, respectful and passionate.

What else do you find important for families to know who are considering IELC?

The other children at IELC are wonderful kids. I consider the peer group of each child very important in their development and have great faith in the peers by which my daughter is surrounded. If what my daughter brings home is any indication of what is being taught and nurtured in the classroom, there is an incredible group of children growing into an amazing group future adults. That is pretty exciting.

“My child is honoured as she is. This respect for her individuality and her spirit, as a young child, is so important to us.”

-Holly Behringer

 
 
 

2. The Le Moullec-Mancini Family

 
 

What does your family value most about IELC?

What is of most value to us is without question Bethany.

Her dedication to making better human beings is of utmost importance to us.

How has your child changed since enrolling at IELC?

Our son has shown a great growth in maturity, compassion and a sense of self. He is confident in who he is, strengths and weaknesses.

He has also grown in language. He is interested in knowing all around him.

Have you been surprised by something that joining IELC has brought to your family?

Since being with IELC we have been surprised by how much about our son we did not fully understand. And how much more confident we are in our convictions that there is a better form of education.

The cost of tuition can sometimes be a barrier to people joining IELC. What would you tell them to overcome this objection?

The cost of tuition is a huge challenge for our family. We have had to adjust many aspects of our lives to make it work. That being said, we look at it as an investment into the well being of our children. 

Would you recommend IELC to others? 

All I do is recommend IELC to everyone I know!

We are the start of something great! You don’t have to move to Sweden!

What else do you find important for families to know who are considering IELC?

We came to IELC as a family who had always thought that homeschooling would always be the only thing we could do that aligned with our views. Now in our second year with the community we are invested in its development. We need to see it grow as our son grows and soon our youngest to join.

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