We are dedicated to educating the generation destined to build Zion, restore the Constitution, proclaim the Gospel, fulfill prophecy, and usher in the second coming of Jesus Christ, by building a foundation of knowledge through an educational system that places God, and correct principles into every academic subject.
We believe the correct principles of education have already been revealed, and now need to be restored. The quest for correct principles should be the goal of all learning. Joseph Smith’s leadership thoughts pivoted on educating the Saints to govern themselves through the understanding and use of correct principles. The Lord deals with the celestial because it is against laws of Godhood to reveal anything that is not in accord with those principles; therefore, the pure revelations given to Joseph and all the living prophets have been celestial. Zion can only be built upon those principles.
CORRECT EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION
1) Temporal and spiritual cannot be separated
2) The Lord’s ways are not always practical or popular
3) All curriculum should be in harmony with revealed truth
4) No true science without religion
5) Taxes should never support education
6) Sacrifices always bring about blessings 100 fold
7) The home environment is the true seed of knowledge. School is only an extension of the home.
8) Scriptures are the primary textbooks
9) Teachers must be examples and teach with the spirit of God
10) An academy based on revealed principles, but methods are line upon line
About Julie Smith:
Brad and Julie Smith, became owners of the Lehi Academy in 2009. They started their journey at Kimber Academy, after 16 years of homeschooling. Both of their oldest two children have traveled with Dr. Kimber extensively throughout the country, teaching the Constitution. The Smiths also worked as Regional Consultants for other KA academies in Idaho, Utah and Arizona for 3 years, helping to set up others academies, and teaching new owners what they love most. Julie, is a certified teacher for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Restoration, and both Brad and Julie have worked with youth and in many leadership roles in their church.
Kimber Academy has been a blessing for the Smiths, as they have seen what a principle education can do to families, as well as their own. These principles in restoring God, family and country need to be restored and shared with everyone.
Julie Smith has a love for the restoration of the revealed educational principles found in the scriptures. The principles speak to her heart as a mother of 5 children, and now as a grandmother. Julie is very dedicated to educating the generation destined to build Zion, restore the Constitution, proclaim the Gospel, fulfill prophecy, and usher in the second coming of Jesus Christ, by helping families to build a foundation of knowledge through an educational system that places God, and correct principles into every academic subject.
Educating Zion: Joseph Smith’s Restored Principles (Webinar, March 20th)
Apostate – The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West (Kevin Swanson)
7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave (Dave Breese)