We believe that each child is a gift to the world with unlimited potential. In order to unlock that potential, parents and teachers need to abandon the one-size-fits-all approach to education that destroys intellectual vitality and motivation. We structure individualized academic programs for children based on their unique learning styles, and by doing so, we enable parents to enable their children.
Our work focuses on the following objectives:
- Foster in children a desire for lifelong learning
- Provide children with an education* that is unobtainable through the public school system
- Position children for admission into highly selective colleges and universities
We primarily work with homeschool families. We also work with parents looking to supplement their children’s public/private school offerings, or teachers and administrators who recognize that a one-size-fits-all teaching style is not effective.
*We do not consider ‘schooling’ to be a form of ‘education’.
Raised in a single-parent household in an Eastern Pennsylvania coal mining town, Antonio Buehler was the first in his family to graduate from high school. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and then, as a U.S. Army officer, Antonio completed six months of Airborne Ranger training where he honed the leadership skills and discipline that he had developed at West Point. In his first operational unit, he led the turnaround of two underperforming 27-soldier platoons in Kosovo and Germany. Antonio subsequently turned around the administration and logistics of a 67-soldier company, and executed the movement of thousands of U.S. soldiers from Europe and the United States to Iraq. Then, in a position normally reserved for senior officers with much more experience, Antonio solved critical supply shortages for the U.S. Army in the early days of the Iraq war. These tasks involved dealing with numerous American military units, foreign militaries, civilian contractors from half a dozen nations, and Shia, Sunni and Kurdish Iraqis. Antonio was commended for his actions and awarded a Bronze Star.
After the military, Antonio received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he interned as a private equity professional, technology consultant, and investment management consultant. After business school he worked as an investment banking Associate in the Financial Restructuring Group of Houlihan Lokey, where he advised two distressed middle-market companies. Antonio conducted due diligence and performed financial analyses to determine various strategic options available to the companies, including financings, restructurings, and sales to financial or strategic buyers. Antonio raised over $260 million in financing and redeemed $240 million in debt. In 2008, Antonio launched Trophy Point Capital, a private equity firm focused on acquisitions in the alternative education space. Trophy Point Capital was backed by a world class team of investors and advisors who collectively had decades of experience investing in, operating and growing hundreds of companies. This team includes successful executives of businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 20 companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity investment professionals.
Antonio’s philanthropic activities have focused on education and helping disadvantaged youth. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the West Point Society of New York. Antonio covered Congressional Districts NY-8 and NY-9 as a Field Force Representative for the West Point Department of Admissions. Antonio coordinated all college fairs for West Point in the five boroughs of New York City. He also served as a liaison for both West Point and Stanford University at various college fairs in New York City. Previously he has served as Treasurer and board member of A Caring Hand, a New York based non-profit focused on child bereavement. Antonio ran a program to clothe children in war-torn Kosovo, volunteered at a Bulgarian orphanage, coached high school football in Germany, mentored children in the United States, and has sponsored three African children for the past eight years.
Antonio received his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.