Making a Better Homeschooling Community

Built on a Community

Homeschooling Support

NCS Licensing

What We Do

Our Mission

NCSA exists to connect communities of family-based schools across the nation. A Commonwealth School is a private-run community school developed and run by parents who are members of that school. A “New” Commonwealth School connotes the idea that we have taken the solid principles of governance, leadership, and learning from our past and applied them to our new society.

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What Others are Saying

“Brenda will teach you step by step to get from where you are to where you want to be, and it is fun and inspirational along the way.”


Rachel Ottosen
Treasurer of Families Inspiring Leaders
Academy of Port Orchard
“Working with Brenda really helped us to gain a vision of what a Family Commonwealth School really is. It helped to put all the pieces into perspective and made the whole thing flow.”
Amanda Hansen
Chairman of Hurricane Valley Commonwealth

Who We Are

Brenda is the mother of six children and grandma to one. Their family has been homeschooling since 1996. Her initial reason for homeschooling was to protect their family values, but that desire has evolved into a passion for family, spiritual, and academic excellence.
Her experience in organizing Mom Schools, Group Schools, Co-ops and Commonwealth Schools is invaluable. She has a knack for understanding and working with people, for defining and developing efficient systems and for putting family first.



Kirk’s wife, Jennifer, has been homeschooling since their oldest was still in diapers. Their desire to provide a better educational and social environment than the public school system offers has guided them to look into a wide variety of educational systems. In 2009 they helped create a New Commonwealth School in their hometown and have loved the family focus of this model. Their family has grown and prospered in this community.

Get In Touch

For questions regarding New Commonwealth Schools, reach out to Brenda Haws by filling out the form to the right. We look forward to working with you and helping you on your journey to establish a better homeschooling community.