Our Mission

Mettle means courage, fortitude and temperament. This lies at the heart of what we believe it takes to educate your child. Built within our name are words like Ministry, Educate, Tenacity, Tolerance, Learn and Endurance. These words embody the essence of the Mettle Room. Above all, endurance means to have the capacity, stamina, strength but also patience, and that is what it takes to educate your child.


The Regents Prayer

‘Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.’

Grades K-6: the Academic Room is for learning English, Math, Science and History.

English and Math are individual subjects, so picture a one-room schoolhouse and that is our concept. Whole group instruction will be minimal with these subjects as each student will progress at their own speed.

History: Story of the World vol3, Early Modern Era. This class will feature lecture complete with pictures, videos and class discussions. Each student will complete a lapbook along with various craft projects that will aid in the understanding of this time period of History.

Science: Physics. Our focus will be on force and motion as well as simple machines. Each student will complete a lapbook along with various scientific projects and activities.

Have your own curriculum you love? Your student can work on their own curriculum that you assign, or they can engage with the curriculum we assign. If your student is working from our curriculum, we will provide updates on their progress and grades upon request.

the Academic Room only 9a-12p: M,T,W $200/month

Grades K-6: the Studio Room is for exploring the worlds of Art, Busy Builders, Crafts, Gardening, Handwriting, Board Games, Puzzles, Geography, and many more imaginative ways to learn about our world and each other.

the Studio Room only 12:30-3p: M,T,W $200/month

the Academic and Studio Room 9a-3p: M,T,W $400/month

Jr&Sr High School (Grades 7-12) students are welcome to join either the full-day or half-day program to work on their own independent learning, mentor a younger student and/or volunteer their time to serve the Mettle Room students. We will be there to guide the students in keeping them on-task and learn valuable time management skills. However, if they need more focused help, we will do our best to accommodate this need. Above all, we hope to foster an environment of collaborative learning amongst the students.

*Internet access will be available for those students that work online. There will be a strict ‘no online games’ policy.

Jr. & Sr. High School Monthly Membership

Morning & Afternoon: M,T,W $200/mo

Morning OR Afternoon: M,T,W $100/mo

Paper Crafts – Monday

This class will explore all the wonderful ways we can make crafts using paper. Origami, paper quilting, paper cards, gifts and much more! Grades: 3-6 Mondays @1-2pm Fee: $200. All materials included.

Game On! – Wednesday

This class will be a digital free game play time where your student can learn not only a variety of games but also strategy and sportsmanship. Grades: 4-12 Wednesdays @1-2pm Fee: $200 per semester. All materials included.

Yarn Crafts – Wednesday

This class will focus on the yarn craft projects.  We will work on class and individual projects.  Materials will be provided for two class projects.  Materials must be purchased separately for all individual projects and brought to class.  Grades: 4-12  Wednesdays @2-3p  Fee: $200 per semester.

We also offer individual help. Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help. Prices vary depending upon student’s needs.

Our Students

Our students are learning at their own pace in a safe environment. We value the privacy of our students; hence product only pictures.

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7616 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights

This location is close to I-80 for easy access, close to Rusch Park for you to take your children before or after, and we have access to a plot of land for gardening.


You, the parent, have the right to make educational decisions that best fit your child. If that means homeschool through a charter or private, that is your choice and we support either one. The Mettle Room is a Private Membership Association, so we are not a vendor for any charter school.

Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Monthly Membership is either full or half-day. Registration fee is $50 per student per semester.

Curriculum materials are $100 per student when using Mettle Room chosen curriculum.

Individual Class fees are listed next to the class description. Registration fee is $50 per student per semester.

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Membership to the Mettle Room includes access to our center and membership only webpage as well as assistance for you in navigating the wonderful world of homeschooling.

To join the Mettle Room, complete the Membership Registration form. It can be used to register up to 3 students. Upon submission, the Mettle Room will contact you to arrange a payment method that works for you. Registration is not complete until payment is confirmed.

Questions? Please send us an email.

Positive Words

Roseville, CA

Roseville, CA


Miss Shimizu is well-informed, and produces amazing presentations and videos to make history come alive for her students. I am so grateful for her contributions to my son’s education!

Alameda, CA

Alameda, CA


Wonderful American History through American Girl class with an awesome teacher! Missie uses her own interesting power point presentations with pictures, videos and maps to fully engage Read Less
the students and encourages reading and documentaries and other growth outside of the scheduled time. My daughter loved being able to take her favorite subjects, American Girl and history, with Missie. My daughter was very sad when the class ended. Missie always had the children make an interesting time-period craft as well as a lap book to reinforce key information, including important events, vocabulary and geography. The content was always very interesting and engaging. Missie is a very knowledgeable and passionate teacher, encouraging, upbeat and patient. Looking forward to more classes with Missie, hopefully Story of the World, she is an absolute treasure.

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