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 realize their unique goals and dreams.

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!