The membership fee includes:
- Regular mentoring and coaching
- Access to all classes, workshops and tutorials which are based on the interests of the members
- Access to a network of mentors, professionals and experts in various fields
- Family meetings
- Personalized and collaborative learning
- Use of the Abot Tala space for doing their projects, socializing, studying
(open Mondays to Thursdays 8:45am – 3:00pm)
Please note that there is a separate fee for the homeschool provider that goes directly to the provider. The family can choose to go with Abot Tala’s partner homeschool provider or with another provider depending on what resonates best with the family.
The Abot Tala Program is composed of the following:
Classes – members choose the classes they are interested in while the mentors offer classes that they are passionate about.
Clubs – formed by the members themselves (e.g. food, book, history & debate club)
Block presentation – at the end of each period of two or three months, the members will present and exhibit what they learned
Mentorship – weekly one-on-one sessions with a full-time mentor and more targeted or field-related guidance with guest mentors
Please note that Abot Tala is not a tutorial center where members pick and choose the classes they want and attend only those. Abot Tala offers a total package of self-directed education where teens are free to choose the activities and classes they want to join and use the center as their own club, their home away from home, a safe space where they can thrive and flourish as they please.
Members can start at any time. Fees do not include field trips and outings. Siblings get 12% off.
For those who wish to join Abot Tala once, twice or thrice a week or who want to try it for a limited period, here are the rates:
Payments must be made during the first week of each month.
To see the schedule and class descriptions for January to March 2020, click here.
Abot Tala’s partner homeschool support, Gopala Learning Haven is a member of the Homeschool Association of the Philippines and has been helping homeschooling families since 2008. The homeschool support yearly fee for grades 7 to 10 is P18,000. The yearly fee for those in grades 11 and 12 is P25,000 because there are more DepEd requirements for senior high school students. Both fees include DepEd registration and accreditation. The homeschool provider is the bridge between the family and DepEd to ensure that homeschool requirements are met. Both fees can only be paid only in full. There is an option to pay in two installments with an additional P5,000 charge.
Abot Tala and Gopala work hand in hand so that the members can fulfill the requirements needed for them to go on to college or the next stage in their life. By fulfilling the DepEd requirements through the help and guidance of Gopala, the homeschooler-Abot Tala member can end up with a Senior High Diploma, report card and transcript that can be used in their application to universities here and abroad.
The family is also free to choose another homeschool provider or support that resonates with them and Abot Tala is happy to work with any provider or support.