Paul Cummins, Educator and President, Coalition for Engaged Education

MUSE School is one of those rarities—an idealistic vision brought into sustainable implementation.

Our Story

MUSE’s story began in 2005. As a dedicated environmental activist, mother of five, and wife, Suzy Amis Cameron yearned for an educational experience for her younger children that nurtured their passions and celebrated them as individuals on a green, sustainable campus.

In order to realize her dream, Suzy reached out to her sister, Rebecca Amis, for help. Having created child-centered schools in the Midwest, Rebecca was a perfect partner, with advanced degrees in child development and psychology as well as extensive experience teaching at the college level. Together, the Amis sisters created MUSE – a school designed to focus on the student, the community and the planet.

MUSE began modestly with 11 kindergarten and first grade students in a small, child-centered environment located at a one-room schoolhouse nestled in Las Flores Canyon. Despite its size, MUSE drew national and worldwide recognition for its innovative approach to education.

Over a decade later, MUSE has grown to two thriving campuses in Malibu Canyon, expanding its mission to high school students. MUSE proudly continues to kindle each child’s unique spark, fostering graduates who become bold leaders engaged with the world around them.