Ernesto Gonzalez
Escaping Castro's Cuba at age 12 with his family, Mr. G embraced American values, language and literature. Ernie develops curriculum in the humanities.
Stephen LaJoie
A rising star in the Straight "A" Family, Stephen received a classical Liberal Arts training at Thomas Moore College. He has 3 years of classroom teaching experience and has trained directly under Mr. "A"
Purple Hearts Foundation
Our mission is to provide free training in the arts, music, health, and classical subject matter to children of all ages in all corners of the globe who would otherwise never have the opportunity to experience and be inspired by a classical education.
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure Straight "A" Nation is reaching out to as many communities as it can so kids everywhere have access to our free education services. We're fortunate to have some of the best and brightest dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.

Providing basic needs, nutritional support and unique learning opportunities to children of "bajos recursos", Purple Hearts is a natural partner for Straight "A" Nation's Dominican outreach.

A dream team to inspire  big dreams.

Straight "A" Academy is the education organization that delivers on Straight "A" Nation's commitment to children of all ages in all corners of the globe. Straight "A" Academy is Bridging the Gap!

Straight "A" Nation

About Us

Our 501(c)(3) was founded specifically to unleash the creative resources and over 30 years of experience of one of New England's top educators, Mr. Felix Alvarado, Jr., affectionately known by his students as Mr. "A".

Learn more about our founder, Mr. Felix Alvarado, Jr. (Mr. "A")

David Cooper
​Coach Coop has both played and coached basketball at the professional level. However, he has always had a heart for children. He currently coaches youth basketball in Toronto.
Felix Alvarado, Jr.
​Founder, Director and Lead Teacher, Mr. "A" drives forward curriculum development and innovation in education programming.

An educated child beautifies a community.