STAT was founded in the summer of 2011 after several months of intensive prayer and study, and years of collective experience with other home schooling tutorial or co-operative programs. STAT’s founders recognized the importance of balancing academic excellence and a joyful family life with the help of academic tutors and a community of families who share similar goals. We began with 26 students, graciously hosted by Gloria Dei Lutheran church in Arnold, Maryland. Having outgrown our first classrooms, we are blessed to enter our seventh year with 80 students, renting the beautiful spaces of Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church in Millersville, Maryland.