An alternative to traditional public education or remote learning, microschools have been surging in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year. Microschools, also known as pods, essentially can be little neighborhoods that allow small children groups to learn jointly at private homes.
Some businesses are benefiting as demand for the services gain traction. For instance, take SchoolHouse, a BIPOC-founded micro-schooling company that matches parents with educators to create at-home schools.
The firm just raised $8.1 million in its first round of funding since launching in 2020 and experiencing rapid growth late last year. Among its high-profile investors are Chelsea Clinton from Metrodora Ventures, Chris Paik and Jordan Cooper from Pace Capital, along with Bungalow and Trust Capital.