About Geronimo Education
There’s a crisis in higher education.
A college degree is no longer a guarantee of a steady, comfortable job — yet tuition keeps climbing. And worse, college programs often ignore the crucial personal and professional skills that successful people must learn. The rise of global connectedness, free information, and economic turbulence is shattering the old rules. How can schools train students when no one knows their jobs will look like in ten years?
Life happens in the real world, so why shouldn’t learning? At Geronimo, your learning will have you actively engaged as a reader, writer, listener, leader, mediator, collaborator, consultant, negotiator, entrepreneur and more. Your portfolio of real projects will speak for itself—better than any resume.
Follow your curiosity and put together a curriculum that’s tailored to your goals. Tackle learning and projects in your own style.
Your gap year is just the beginning. We’ll help you cultivate wellbeing, clarify your values, establish good habits, and maximize your productivity, giving you an impressive head-start on your life as a learner.
The residential community at Black Mountain SOLE is unlike any other. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with guest speakers, visiting experts, faculty members, BMS fellows, inspired professionals at Radical Sabbatical, and DIY students at MOOC Campus. The atmosphere is exploratory, innovative and passionate, fueled by ongoing events, societies, projects, and trips that serve to stimulate this vibrant community.
Black Mountain SOLE
84 Blue Ridge Circle
Black Mountain, NC 28711