Academy Adonai

About Academy Adonai:

Academy Adonai services homeschooling families who want personal guidance from a professional educator who has homeschooled as well. For more than a decade, consultant Kathryn Stout has worked with hundreds of families, many of whom have children with special needs, to provide both legal coverage and personal attention.

Enrollment with Academy Adonai will provide the same legal registration with the state of Delaware as a private school. One-on-one meetings are scheduled three (3) times throughout the school year, at which time parents may bring questions and concerns to Kathryn. She will suggest teaching techniques, resources, and objectives that will benefit the students without overtaxing Mom.

About Kathryn Stout:

Kathryn is a Christian educator with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education from the University of Delaware. She taught and helped design programs during her eight years in the public schools. She has authored a number of homeschooling books that provide families with extensive help in designing their own curriculum, and conducts workshops throughout the United States to train parents in teaching techniques. She homeschooled her own two children for fourteen years. Her daughter earned her B.S. degree from the University of Delaware and J.D. degree from Widener School of Law. Her son received his B.A. in cinema-production from the University of Southern California.


The yearly fee for Academy Adonai is $200 if only one child is registered. For families enrolling more than one child, the total cost is $250 per year. There is an additional charge of $20 per year for each high school student to cover transcript and diploma costs. A fee of $3.00 will be collected for the Delaware Home Education Association, providing each family associate membership status. Fees are the same no matter what time of year enrollment begins. Payment is due on or before the initial visit and is not refundable.

Enrollment Requirements:

  1. Parents are entitled to three (3) meetings throughout the school year. However, it is the parents' responsibility to schedule meetings.
  2. A record of attendance should be maintained throughout the school year. A signed statement listing the total days must be submitted by mid-June of each school year, even though homeschool families may use a 12 month year. The state defines a school day as a minimum of 3 ½ hours, excluding lunch, and a year as 180 days.
  3. The parents should submit a list of subjects covered, resources used, special activities, projects, field trips, books read aloud, and books read by the student throughout the school year to be included in the student's file.

In addition, it is recommended that parents new to homeschooling read Teaching Tips & Techniques by Kathryn Stout prior to the first meeting. It is available from her publishing company, Design-A-Study ($10 plus $3.00 postage— Kathryn often recommends specific curriculum materials to meet your children's needs. Since some of these are available through Academy Adonai, parents should be prepared for additional purchases at their first meeting.

Additional Tutoring and Consulting Services:

Tutoring and single consultations are available at $35.00 per hour. This fee does not include any registration with the state. Kathryn tutors all ages and all subjects. She has worked with a number of children with special needs including those with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, Asperger's syndrome, and bipolar disorder. Consultations can be done in person or long distance via the phone or e-mail.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, call Kathryn at (302) 998-3889 or e-mail


Phone (302) 998-3889