Fairmont Academy in Littleton, Colorado, was originally founded in 2000 as a satellite homeschool to the Great Books Academy. This organization is dedicated to liberal education based on the classic great books of Western civilization. The Academy has also provided support and consulting services for families who have decided to provide in-home education for their children. Due to the success of this endeavor, Fairmont Academy expanded its service in 2012 to include college planning services for students who wish to continue their educations by attending college.
Education Focused on Freedom
"A classical liberal education, based on the liberal arts, takes its name from the Latin word liber, meaning free. This dedication to liberal education is borne of the understanding that it is liberal education, traditionally understood, that leads men to freedom and happiness. Hand in hand with this understanding of liberal education is the acknowledgement that freedom and happiness do not mean license and pleasure. Rather, freedom and happiness are found in the life of virtue. The Great Books Academy has been inspired by the educational initiatives of Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, who sees in classical liberal education not only the means necessary to imbue students with the skills to become excellent lifelong learners, but also the means to be fully engaged citizens, exercising civic duties from a principled understanding of the issues which confront them daily. These too are all qualities shared by free and happy men."- Great Books Academy
About the Founder
Carolyne Marie Roberts holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dallas in Phenomenological Psychology, and a certificate in College Admissions Counseling through the UCLA extension program. Carolyne has also been an educator for over 17 years and is an advocate of the Classical education movement. She was also the primary educator for her son Hunter, who is a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, a two-time C-SPAN™ StudentCam Award winner, a highly regarded Parker Teen Court Lawyer and Judge, and has logged over 600 hours of community service. Hunter is a 2017 graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and The Rocky Mountain Association of College Admissions Counseling (RMACAC).