History's greatest teachers work here.

At Vohra Academy, you learn directly from the most formidable minds in human history. You will learn political philosophy from Hobbes, Locke, and Plato. You will learn economics from Adam Smith and Karl Marx. You will learn Biology from Charles Darwin, history from Thucydides, and fiction writing from John Gardener and Aristotle.

While we do use textbooks at the Vohra Academy, the majority of your reading and learning comes directly from primary sources. You read the words of the greatest minds in human history, and our individualized instruction ensures that you completely understand them. 

Our reading curriculum forces students to read at an unmatched level of precision. We ask more questions per sentence than other schools ask about the entire book.

Our students approach new problems in class, business, and politics informed by a thorough understanding of influential historical, literary, economic, and scientific works.

Highlights from our program, broken down by student level:


The Individual & Civilization

  • Plato: The Republic

  • Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes, a Study in Scarlet

  • Susan-Mary Grant: Cambridge Concise History of the United States of America

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne: Scarlet Letter

  • Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species

  • John Locke: Second Treatise on Civil Government

  • Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Charles Dickens: Tale of Two Cities

  • Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer

  • Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

  • William Golding: Lord of the Flies

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism & On Liberty

  • Federalist Papers, Selections

  • Antifederalist Papers, Selections


Thought & Power

  • Homer: The Odyssey

  • Shakespeare: Macbeth

  • Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince

  • Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations

  • Geoffrey Parker: The Cambridge History of Warfare

  • Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Karl Marx: Capital

  • Beowulf

  • John Gardener: Grendel

  • John Locke: First Treatise on Civil Government

  • George Orwell: 1984

  • Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

  • Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins: Watchmen

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: Great Gatsby

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle

  • Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

  • Luo Guanzhong: Romance of the Three Kingdoms

  • Murasaki Shikibu: Tale of Genji


The Structure of Reality

  • Homer: The Iliad

  • Shakespeare: Hamlet

  • Tom Robbins: Still Life with Woodpecker

  • J. D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye

  • Milan Kundera: Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust

  • Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus

  • Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

  • Gautama Buddha: Dhammapada

  • Vyasa: Mahabharata & the Bhagavad Gita

  • Old Testament (KJV)

  • New Testament (KJV)

  • Quran

  • Abu'l Qasim Firdausi: Shannameh

  • Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Breakfast of Champions

  • Robert M. Prisig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • Phillip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint