The Family at the Center
In the younger grades our emphasis is on student exposure to and comprehension of core knowledge in literature, writing, grammar, vocabulary, history and geography, and fine arts. Our teachers incorporate methods developed by Charlotte Mason, including narration, memorization, picture study, and sketching. Weekly assignments will guide the student and parents in preparation for the next week’s class.
When students gather with their peers as a class once each week, they are guided by an experienced educator through the integrated humanities curriculum. At home throughout the week, parents and students will be able to refer to the textbooks in order to complete assignments and move broader and deeper into the material presented in class. The teachers are available by phone and email during the week if questions arise.
As students advance to the upper grades, the curriculum continues to integrate history (world and American), literature (classical, American, and British), composition and rhetoric, grammar and vocabulary, study skills, critical thinking and formal logic, and Latin as a foreign language. All subjects are taught from a distinctively biblical world view.
Once a week, Students participate in a combined grade level classroom that allows them to interact with peers and promotes classroom discussion and group projects. Students take home an assignment sheet delineating the work required in each subject area before the next class day