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Our Beginnings

In the Fall of 2004, a group of moms gathered together and formed Legacy Preparatory Academy. Flyers were posted all over South Davis County advertising interest in our new charter school. Heather Traeden, the original founder chose “Classical Education” as our school’s vision.  

It was also very important for us to help a student develop character. When we educate a child, we educate more than just the mind.  Helping to develop a whole hu-


man is critical for a bright future.    

It was these ideas that spurred our new group on for many weeks, months, and long nights.  We researched, debated, and wrote our ideas into the school’s charter.  Once it was passed by the State School Board, it was then ready for implementation.  

After many weeks of public information recruitment meetings, we cobbled together a group of 50 parents ready to trust the plan and make it happen. Thousands of volunteer hours, personal funds expended, numerous rocky bumps, and after many witnessed miracles, our dream became a reality. 

We had the greatest group of volunteers who literally gave everything in order to provide an education for their children and thousands of other kids in the community. We had the most amazing teachers and staff who also gave their all to make order out of chaos. Legacy Preparatory Academy was truly a labor of love for every person involved.  

Maren Hilbig

Founder Legacy Preparatory Academy