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Resources & Support

for our quest in raising Saints for Heaven!


Catholic and Catholic-Friendly Homeschool Curriculum, Online Classes, Support Groups, Testing, Colleges & Summer Programs, Scholarships, Parental Support, Advocacy Groups, and more!


My professional experience as a veteran Catholic home educator, director of Mantellum Matris Academy, work in the Catholic higher education field, and as a former arts executive, uniquely position me to counsel and advise at all levels as parent, counselor, and administrator.



New and veteran Catholic and Catholic-Friendly home educators all have a partner who shares her own understanding and vast experience to help you on your own journey!

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I am entering my eleventh year as the sole director and administrator of Mantellum Matris Academy (formerly Regina Caeli Academy), a private school satellite program for Catholic home educators, and we have completed our twenty-third and final year as a homeschooling family.

Prior to being blessed by marriage and family, I was a third-generation professional musician who then became an arts executive. My work as such afforded me several opportunities to create educational programs in the realms of aviation and the arts, and eventually introduced me to my husband, a fellow performer and current arts executive. Therefore, I well-understand the challenges to parents who incorporate the arts, sports, and other passions into their unique courses of study and life readiness plans for their children. Add into this our focus on incorporating our Faith in all we do...we easily find ourselves well outside the "norm," doing things our way and pushing boundaries wherever we need to when it comes to preparing our children for life through school life discernment, un-standardized testing, college and scholarship applications, job applications, etc.

In other words, you are here because we have collectively taken up our mantles

and have chosen to fight on the frontlines for our

children's lives and souls!

I have been blessed to share my experiences with the families I serve and pray I may work to give you the confidence, courage, and creativity to help your children in their quest for life after high school and beyond, and most hopefully into Heaven as saints.


​My Experience and Qualifications:


  • 23-year Veteran Catholic Home Educator

  • 11-year Veteran Director of a private school satellite program

  • Speaker on legislative matters related to parental, religious, and educational rights

  • Former Academic Advisor, Kolbe Academy

  • Former Director of Admissions, Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts

  • Former Home & Private School Liaison and Proctor Coordinator, Classic Learning Test

  • Former non-profit museum and arts executive

  • Former professional musician

Laura Loroña-Kays




“RCA develops strong and personal relationships with the homeschooling families it serves, and provides all the support, prayers and assistance a family could need.”

“RCA is a homeschooling academy with a strong, traditional, Catholic identity and traditional guiding principles.”


“...the Director provides a wellspring of educational resources, new and traditional curriculum for students and special needs students, recommendations for college credit courses for high schoolers, and a plethora of seminar, camps and other faith filled resources for students and parent-teachers as well.”


"The program allows and encourages me to carefully put together curricula according to each of my children's needs and abilities."


"Encouragement when needed and freedom with curriculum choice."


"RCA gives a sense of autonomy but clear guidance as needed.

We wanted to use a mix of curriculum to fit our kids’ learning."

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