Novel’s Homeschooling Movement in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills is known for its grand homes, tv shows, and celebrity residents. But have you heard about its growing homeschooling community? On the August Beverly Hills Living Magazine cover, you’ll find the founder & CEO of Novel Education Group, Tiffany Sorya, and our homeschool alumni, the Quintanilla sisters. Here is more about their homeschooling experience in Beverly Hills.
Why Choose Homeschooling in Beverly Hills
“At 16, I moved to Beverly Hills with my family and was homeschooled for the rest of high school. Learning became fun, easy, and less distracting. The move was extremely hard on everyone. My sisters and I didn’t know anyone and all of our family and friends were back in Mexico. Tiffany was able to help me and my sisters continue our education while we settled in our new lives.”- Natalia Quintanilla | Beverly Hills Resident, Novel Education Group Alumni.
Originally from Mexico City, Natalia, 21, and Roberta, 11, are sisters who moved to Beverly Hills five years ago when their parents decided to take up a second residence in the US. Despite the initial discomfort of adapting to a new environment, the Quintanilla sisters come from a strong, close-knit family and were encouraged to discover ways to express themselves through art, music, education, animal activism, and philanthropy.
Homeschooling Gives More Freedom
“I’ve always loved painting,” says Natalia. “Both of my grandparents on my mom’s side are really artistic and have always encouraged me to explore my creativity in any way I possibly can.”
The sisters grew up in an innovative and colorful family, surrounded by their mother’s incredible interior design and unique artwork gracing every wall in the home. The girls feel everyday freedom to be independent and discover their passions, especially through artistic outlets.
“I love dancing and performing,” says Roberta. “I am a freestyle hip hop dancer and singing is something that I’ve always looked forward to doing in the future. In my spare time, I love doing anything that involves being expressive. I also play the drums and something a lot of people tell me is that I’m a fast learner. I’m learning drums independently by ear.”
How to Start Homeschooling in Beverly Hills
In the midst of following their artistic talents, the sisters wanted to add schooling into the mix. But since they had to start over to adjust to a new life in Beverly Hills, traditional in-person schooling became less and less of an option. So that’s when the girls started homeschooling with Novel Education Group to help them continue their studies while adjusting to their new life in Beverly Hills.
As the world of education and technology continues to evolve, finding the right school for every student can be crucial to their success and relationship with learning. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of homeschooled students skyrocketed by 63% in 2020 and has stayed relatively stable ever since.
Benefits of Homeschooling
In Beverly Hills, and all around the world, Novel Education Group has seen a rise in the desire for flexibility and personalized learning and a greater focus on extracurricular activities and interests outside of school. Homeschooling in Beverly Hills has really seen a demographic increase in high-level executives and traveling families, where the traditional life of school kids doesn’t exist within their lifestyle.
Having a flexible learning schedule allows students to really focus on these passions while also maintaining competitive grades. As for Natalia and Roberta, the flexibility of homeschooling has provided the sisters with the time and tools they need to develop all of their passion projects, including a philanthropy-based jewelry brand venture called Naroo Beads-where they make jewelry pieces for friends and family in exchange for charitable donations. They worked with a teacher who was able to tie their interests into their subjects to make them more personable and relevant in their lives.
Through their engagement in both the arts and homeschooling, the girls have found strength in their independence and self-discovery. Both Natalia and Roberta say that their ability to spend time discovering their passions with the support of their family has really carved out who they are as individuals and given them the confidence to be who they are today.
“I am really proud of myself. I have come so far, and continue to learn, and grow every day. I am learning to be and love myself for who I am, and it has been so rewarding,” says Natalia.
Because Natalia and Roberta continue to juggle their busy lives, having a valuable online homeschooling experience in Beverly Hills was essential to their lifestyles.
“The teaching style and curriculum were not overwhelming but still very progressive. I definitely improved not only my language but every school subject. They made it fun to actually learn – I felt comfortable, smart, and confident.” And with this set of tools, Roberta and Natalia are looking forward to a bright future and all the creative opportunities that await them. But for now, Natalia says, “I’m trying to focus on being in the present!”
Start the learning process with Novel Education Group. One of the reasons parents start homeschooling with Novel Education Group is we give your child the freedom to explore their interests at their proper age that’s appropriate for your child’s education. We work with all types of students that require our specific homeschooling services such as traveling families, special needs, all kids K-12, private tutoring, and test preparation!
Book a FREE consultation with us and we’ll discuss the benefits of Novel Education Group’s home-education program for your child’s education. Students may enroll in full-time homeschool programs, learn remotely with their current school, or private school, and complete one-on-one enrichment programs with our team of academic advisors!