Global Online Academy

Global Online Academy is a not-for-profit consortium of 50+ independent schools from around the world. Started by a group of independent schools looking to bring the benefits of online learning to their teachers and students, Global Online Academy prepares students for a global future by providing new, modern ways for students to learn and teachers to teach. 

The schools that are members of Global Online Academy are well known nationwide and globally for the strengths of their curricula and the excellence of their teaching

Students take Global Online Academy (GOA) courses for credit at Louisville Collegiate School and the course is reflected in the student’s schedule and transcript. GOA allows schools to expand what they offer and help students test their passions in ways typically unavailable on a single campus. The courses are interactive, instructional, and experiential. All GOA courses have asynchronous components (students participate each day on their own schedule) and synchronous components (when students collaborate together or work with their teacher, generally using video conferencing software).
GOA course workload and course intensity is equivalent to courses taken on our campus. Unlike many online courses, students are not passive receptors of pre-recorded lectures from their teachers. Instead, students collaborate on challenging and interesting projects with students from around the world. They are also expected to manage their workload and time effectively to support the asynchronous nature of the courses. GOA maintains excellence through rigorous teacher training, building on the best practices and values of leading independent schools - and by ensuring classrooms stay at a small size that fosters strong teacher-student relationships and student-to-student collaboration and interaction.

GOA Member Schools

There are currently 50+ high-performing independent schools in the consortium, representing three continents, four countries, in addition to the United States. Some partner schools include Dalton in New York City, Sidwell Friends in the District of Columbia, Polytechnic School in Pasadena, Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, Germantown Friends in Philadelphia, Lakeside in Seattle, Punahou in Honolulu, and international schools in China, Japan, Germany, Africa, Indonesia and Jordan. All GOA courses are taught by teachers who are currently teaching at a GOA member school. With Global Online Academy, teachers and students can share their voice on a global stage, improving learning and enabling the pursuit of individual passions.


All GOA courses are developed and taught by teachers who work at one of our member schools. Teachers create their own materials for classes and connect students to curated material gathered from a variety of sources. Just like in brick and mortar classrooms at our member schools, in GOA classrooms emphasis is on engagement, interaction and collaboration among students and with the teacher. GOA classes are teacher-paced, meaning students are assigned work throughout the week rather than given assignments to complete over a large block of time. All classes contain both synchronous and asynchronous components, giving students the opportunity to connect in real time but also providing them with the flexibility to work when and how they would like. Through their curricula, teachers aim to meet three main goals: to create and maintain meaningful relationships with, and among, students; to create opportunities for students to share their local and personal perspective on global issues; and for the work to be meaningful and rigorous.


Courses Offered at Louisville Collegiate School 2017-18
Art, Media & Design
Science and Health
World Languages

Mathematics and Technology
Social Studies
Learning Studios

School Information

2427 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
P: 502.479.0340
F: 502.454.8549
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.