A K-12 private school in St. George, Utah
A school focused on doing rather than sitting.
We ignite the passion in St. George youth by letting them work on real-world projects in a self-paced, collaborative environment.
Let’s make a plan for your child
Tell us about your child and what they need right now. See what we can do, and decide for yourself if it’s the right path for your family.
WHAT WE DO
The Trekker Approach to Education
If you’re used to the public/charter education system, we know this might seem foreign to you. We thought so too. Then, we saw this modern style of education in action, and it changed our kids’ lives.
We love entrepreneurship, but we know our kids are college-bound. We want our kids to DOMINATE academically and be ready to CRUSH the ACT or SAT when the time comes. Unlike public school, our kids can learn at their own (faster) pace, have one-on-one time with the teachers, and access premium curricula.
Kids lose interest in school when their work isn’t valued. They don’t want endless packets of made-up problems. At Trekker, instead of a meaningless writing assignment, they write a real sales page on their own website. Instead of useless math packets, they make an Excel sheet to figure out their gross margin.
Most schools force kids to sit for 7 hours on a hard chair and listen to lectures. No talking! Our school has bean bags, standup desks, couches, a Youtube studio, cool tech, a fun exercise room, and ample space to move around. Plus, a supportive friend group and adult mentors. Kids actually enjoy coming.
We tried everything. Public schools, charter schools, other private schools, homeschool. The right educational experience wasn’t in St George, so we made it.
When we lived in Idaho, we took our own kids out of public school and to private school with a modern learning model. Our kids dramatically improved in a matter of weeks. They were honestly disappointed when they woke up and realized it wasn’t a school day. We couldn’t believe it.
When we moved to St George, we found good local teachers in the public schools, but they are operating in a failed government system. We tried two St George private schools that had some benefits, but it just wasn’t the quality of experience we knew was possible. So, we’re bringing it to St George.
We’re putting everything we have into this school. Jim even exited his company, which he had built to 80 employees, in order to focus on our mission to create Trekker.
Emily has been the driving force behind Trekker since the beginning. After studying education at BYU-Idaho, she homeschooled our kids and has spent hundreds of hours finding the best curricula and developing our learning model.
Jim is a lawyer, but has spent the last 12 years creating, building, and successfully exiting his companies and brands. He still runs his popular Youtube channel, but his main focus is now on inspiring kids to grow through purpose-driven learning. Read Jim’s About Page.
Public and Charter Schools
Mon — Fri / 8:30am – 2:00pm
1306 Bella Rosa Dr, St. George Utah 84790
- 1 minute to Smith’s on Mall Drive
- 3 mins to the hospital
- 3 mins to Red Cliffs Mall
- 5 mins to the Red Cliffs Temple
- 5 mins to Dixie State University
- 5 mins to Costco
- 6 mins to Dixie High
- 6 mins to Crimson View Elem.
- 7 mins to St George Academy
- 7 mins to Dixie Convention Center
- 7 mins to Sullivan Soccer Park
- 8 mins to The Fields at Little Valley
- 9 mins to Little Valley Elementary
- 9 mins to Bloomington Elementary
- 9 mins to Thunder Junction Park
- 15 mins to Snake Hollow Bike Park