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Casa Bom Dia Academy 


It's time to rethink education

  • It’s time to teach real world experience with hands on learning.

  • It’s time to adapt technology to fit education.

  • It’s time for self-paced learning in a community that strives to master subjects, not just pass them.

  • It’s time to fit school to the learner and not the other way around.

  • It's time that education focuses on "Learning to do", "Learning to know" and most importantly "Learning to be". 

Modern education for a modern world 

Learner-driven education for heroes from 9 to 14 years.

Casa Bom Dia Academy grew out of our own personal homeschooling approach that started in 2021.
It is a new initiative in Mindelo that seeks to change the way we think about school.

Our promises to your child

He or she will


Begin a hero's journey


Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.


Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.



Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.


Discover his or her most precious gifts.


Learn to use his talents to solve difficult problems.

Our core values

Launch your Hero’s Journey

Find a calling; change the world.

The Socratic Method

Critical thinking skills and forging character.

A Learner Driven Community

Serious commitments; genuine relationships; authentic accountability.

Powerful interactive technology

Self paced learning for Reading, Writing and Math.


Are you looking for an alternative to fact memorization and standardized tests?

Education can be transformed

We believe that each person is a hero capable of changing the world. Our mission is to find the vocation, provide the tools, and generate the momentum to be able to help.

At Casa Bom Dia Academy

  • We have a guide NOT classroom teachers.

  • We have a garage studio NOT classrooms.

  • We use socratic questions and do NOT lecture.

  • We have portfolios and exhibitions NOT grades.

  • We have contracts and covenants NOT homework.

  • Our students find their OWN real-world apprenticeships.

  • We build our curriculum around EACH individual’s Hero’s Journey.

  • We partner with Myrtl Learning Centre for community building, social integration and afternoon education.

A Day in The Life

A day in our garage studio is marked by creativity within constraints: large blocks of time for work and play with clear but broad guardrails, equipping young people to manage their time, set goals, and track progress. As learners demonstrate their readiness, they earn more freedom and responsibility.

Daily Schedule

Mornings are reserved for core skills, time to reflect and afternoons are for hands-on projects, deepen out reading, writing or math and connect with peers.

The flexibility of the schedule is key to the learning design. Work blocks can be shuffled around based on needs each session. Within each work block, students choose from a broad range of work options based on their personal goals, passions, and commitments.

Typical timings


Breakfast, light-start, group reading and discussion.


Core-skills goal setting, math, writers’ workshop, reading, civilization discussion, philosophy.


Lunch / Free Time.


Hands-on work, team-based challenges, sciences, coding, entrepreneurship,              art & music, history, report on goals.


Extra curriculum teaching: Math, English, Portugese, Science at Myrtl School.

Get on the List

We will start small with a few motivated students and parents.
Sign up to receive the first word when we officially launch.

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