The Public Square Academy is a Civics and Consumer Education platform for citizens of good faith to pursue personal development and work for the common good. We differ from most online programs in that we focus on interactivity: discussions, group projects, team learning. This interactivity affords a more effective and enjoyable experience than other online and large classroom programs.

We support programs across a broad range of subjects each designed to develop more educated citizens, empowered consumers, engaged communities.

For Individuals:

  • The Academy provides an interactive subscription where participants develop their personal capabilities, participate in learning groups formed around common interests, geography, and availability, and engages in challenges and activities which improve and entertain.

For educators, authors, and subject matter experts:

  • We help you develop income for your expertise by providing design and development support, delivery tools, and marketing services to develop and host classes, workshops, and forums.

For public benefit and government organizations:

  • We are your training and development partner, helping you train your staff and volunteers, organize projects, and extend your reach through classes, workshops, and forums.  We help you scale change.

Our model provides transformative experiences for participants; and depth, reach, and spread for our program providers. We focus on high-quality interactive programs: mentor-led, group-oriented, and experiential in nature: Programs that lead to practical results and concrete solutions.

Program participants and students access programs by subscribing to our newsletter or by subscribing to our Public Square community or enrolling in a program directly.

We are grounded in democratic values, viewing the citizen as this highest position in our society. See more of our Vision, Mission, and Values.

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“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”–Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820. ME 15:278