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Welcome to Artemis School!

An online program for kids who identify as girls and/or non-binary

ARTEMIS SCHOOL

FOR MAGIC + MYSTERY

  • A map of Artemis School of Magic + Mystery, and the forest that surrounds it

  • Potion-making supplies for our week on the magic of plants and herbs

  • Stickers and star charts for our week on astrology

  • Moon stone and other crystals for our crystal energy grid

  • An oracle deck of cards that will help you interpret your visions

Participants receive a box of materials at the beginning of each session, including things like:

You are about to embark on an adventure of exploring magical arts. And while there is a lot to learn, the very fact that you found us means you already know some important things about yourself and your gifts. You feel the energy of nature. You hear the songs and the stories of water, trees and the moon. You know that there is more to this world than meets the eye.

Artemis School is a lot like Hogwarts! You’ll learn about the goddess Artemis, her animal companions, and the magic of wild and untamed forests. Like Hogwarts, Artemis School for Magic & Mystery has  "houses", teachers, and lots of different magical subjects to learn.

Building Magical Community

In addition to spells, stories, songs and hands-on activities, Artemis School is a place to cultivate community in small groups. This time of friendship-building, mentorship, and space to share deeply from the heart is essential to the magic. And we know from experience that is a big part of what kids love the most about our programs.

Who can join


Artemis School welcomes girls and non-binary kids to join the program. We believe that “girls” is a self-defined term and includes cis & trans girls, as well as boys (cis and trans) who feel deep belonging in girl culture/girl space. Our current groups are open to 2nd-5th grade (7–11) and middle school (11–14). We hope to launch a high school chapter in fall 2021.




Meeting times


Artemis School meets once a week, online, during the school year. See our event page for specifics on time/day for each age group.




Financial Model


The Artemis Pack is an extraordinary program where girls and non-binary kids access unique support and empowerment. We are entirely funded by your financial contributions. We are committed to:

  • High quality materials in each materials kit, with ongoing efforts to support small businesses, organic and ethical products, and ingredients that will last!
  • Generous pay for our skilled facilitators
  • Small group sizes so each participant can feel a sense of belonging and connection
Our commitment to quality in all that we do means that Artemis School is not as low cost as other youth programs. But we promise, it's worth it. Your generosity helps us be generous and keep the cycle of abundance flowing.




Scholarships


There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available that prioritize Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Transgender and Non-binary participants. Message us if you would like more information!




Cost


Each 5 week session: New members: $169 Returning members: $149




History


Back in the ‘90’s when I (Tara, head witch in charge) was a teenager, I participated in a magical group for girls called “The Diana Circle.” Artemis School is based on the incredible experiences I had in that group, which gave me a foundation in feminism, anti-racism, love for the earth and an understanding of wisdom traditions from around the world. Diana Circle provided a sanctuary for me that helped me stay true to myself through some very difficult years. I moved to Philadelphia in 2003 with a plan to become a high school teacher. I got a degree from Temple University, and a teaching license, but something in my heart led me down a non-traditional path. Instead of working in a classroom, I went into the non-profit sector. For 10 years I had the great pleasure of creating and supervising amazing, out-of-the-box programs including things like drag performance, mythology and magic, undoing racism, body-positive sex-ed, youth leadership, high school internships and radical history. But I never found anything like Diana Circle, and I saw that there was still a need. So, with permission from my mentor, ShuNahSii, I started a group here. In 2020, the Covid19 pandemic pushed us to move our local program online. We realized that this unique program could create sanctuary for girls and non-binary kids struggling with isolation due to the nationwide quarantine. We thought it would be a temporary solution to a temporary problem. But we were so amazed by the incredible community that gathered from across the country, that we decided to keep this program going! I love Artemis School because it really does what we set out to do - creating a safe space for girls and non-binary kids to learn magic and thrive in the process. As we step into the future together, we’re excited to share this model with girls and non-binary kids everywhere!!





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PARENT TESTIMONIALS

“My daughter is LOVING Artemis School! I’m almost in tears seeing her actually experience joy for the first time in so many months.”

“I love how Artemis School continues to support my daughter’s love of herself and exploration of who she is and what she feels.”

“I wanted to let you know we got the materials box. I’ve never seen my child so excited...thank you!”

“Artemis School has been a great outlet for our daughter. The group focus on nature and magic is something she really loves.”