In 2001, Michelle Thomas had a dream of working with students to meet their individual needs. She began tutoring students of all ages and abilities including TBI, ASD, Dyslexia, ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. In 2003, her husband Sean joined her in tutoring and they formed Bolder Tutor, LLC. Not long after that Michelle received specialized training in several different teaching methodologies to meet individual student needs. By 2004, families were asking her to start a small private school to meet these student’s needs. Finally, Sean and Michelle were able to open a private school in June of 2012 with 3 full time and 4 summer only students. In August of 2012 they had 6 full time students and by January of 2013 there were 10 students and 2 additional staff. As of December 2013, there are 16 students; 4 high school, 7 middle school, and 4 elementary. Because of the move in July of 2014, the school has capacity for 2 additional high school students, 2 middle school, and 8 elementary. After the completion of the full remodel (anticipated for the summer of 2016), the school will hold up to 60 students.