Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  ~George Washington Carver


About Us

Fall Creek Homeschool gives children a chance to be involved in a cohesive, ongoing group of Kindergarten through 5th graders, that meets consistently twice each week throughout the school year. The primary focus is to give children an opportunity to build in-depth relationships while creating and playing together cooperatively. Each child’s pace and style of engaging is fully respected and encouraged. The yearly themes are based on science and nature studies with writing and visual arts lending a substantial supporting role. Regular field trips are planned to observatories, aquariums, quarries, arboretums, museums, farms, apiaries, community businesses, pools, the beach and any place else that supports our investigations.


Homeschooling support follows the public school calendar and runs from late August through mid-June. In addition, this ongoing group meets from 10-2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September through May, with monthly field trips on Wednesdays.


Our classroom is in the Ludlow building, behind the football field at the main high school campus. We are just across the lane from an entrance into Fall Creek State Park where we go exploring with hikes and picnics throughout the year.

Interested in enrolling your student in one of our Charter Programs?

Please follow this link to the SLVUSD Charter website for more information.


Lisa Michel

As an artist, amateur astronomer and nature lover, Lisa has been working with children in traditional, alternative and homeschool settings since 1981. Before stepping into the role of lead teacher for Fall Creek Homeschool, Lisa taught for Santa Cruz Waldorf School, Gateway School, Loma Prieta Independent Home Studies, Vista Learning Collaborative, Ocean Grove Charter School, Boulder Creek Homeschool, and SLV Homeschool.


(831) 335-7768

Lisa Michel, Teacher
Rhonda Schlosser, Principal

Class Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-2 
September through May