PAX Academy is a registered and accredited private K-12 school based in the state of Maryland. It was founded in January 2023 by Angela Harders, a former public school special education teacher and the author of the best-selling book, Tales of a Toxic Teacher: Exposing the Cycles of Abuse Within Our Schools.

Angela has been practicing unschooling (or “Peaceful Worldschooling” as she likes to call it) with her own two children for over 9 years, and she has helped hundreds of families to embrace living and learning with freedom and fun!

PAX Academy offers year-round open enrollment, so if you are ready to leave behind the stress and structure of compulsory schools, you can start embracing educational freedom TODAY!


Our mission is to support children and families in fulfilling their God-given passion and purpose to live and learn with freedom.


Our vision is to build a future where everyone will have the opportunity to embrace educational freedom and realized their unique goals and dreams.