our mission

We strive to provide a classical Christian education for our children. This means that, we...

-teach for wisdom and virtue, rather than mere vocation. This alters the focus of education to who our students become, not what they know.

-teach students how to learn, not what to think. By providing the "tools of learning," students can approach any subject, idea, or problem with the needed knowledge and skills.

-instill the love of learning. Students' God-given desire to know is captured and cultivated by an exciting and joy-filled learning environment.

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our curriculum

We study classic works of art, literature, and history, introducing students to the great ideas and debates of the past. Applying the trivium to these works, students memorize them in the grammar years, analyze them in the logic years, and debate them in the rhetoric years. Thus, students are taught to understand the basic components of an idea, synthesize and connect those components with others, and then formulate and articulate their own ideas about it. The goal for the student is to understand the consequences of theories, ideas, and actions. 

 

elementary grades


 
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  • HISTORY -

Using Story of the World as our springboard, we aim to help students understand the broad scope of human history which provides a grid for integrating all the academic disciplines. Emphasis is not the memorization of dates and figures, but the revealing of human nature, with all of it’s struggles, both heroic and base. 

  • SCIENCE –

We believe in cultivating a young student’s love, respect and curiosity for God’s creation before asking him or her to play with or manipulate it.  With this in mind, we emphasize nature studies with some excursions into general science.

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  • LITERATURE –

Literature selections are sourced from classics such as Aesop’s Fables, Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books, D’Aulaires Greek Myths, Pinocchio, Robin Hood, etc.  Students  listen to the story and cooperate in group narration exercises as well as memorize and perform selections from classical literature.

  • WRITING (beginning in 3rd grade) –

Based on the a series of rhetorical exercises from Ancient Greece and Rome, the Progymnasmata is the basis of our writing curriculum.

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  • LATIN (elective) –

Through straight chanting and games, younger students focus on memorizing noun endings from all declensions, 1st conjugation verb endings, and some familiar Latin vocabulary.  We use the classical pronunciation.

  • ART –

Pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty extends to the visual arts as students learn to appreciate the works of great artists and practice the fundamentals of drawing and working with diverse artistic mediums.

 

upper school grades


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  • WRITING

Using The Lost Tools of Writing I & II, students practice the first three canons of classical rhetoric: Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution. 

  • HISTORY

Students gain a rich understanding of our nation's past using Notgrass American History which combines history narrative, primary source material, classic American literature, hands-on projects, writing assignments, and biblical integration.

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  • ART

Pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty extends to the visual arts as students learn to appreciate the works of great artists and practice the fundamentals of drawing and working with diverse artistic mediums.

Ultimately the goal of learning in the upper years is to seek after truth, goodness, and beauty through the study of liberal arts and the great books.

  • LITERATURE –

The majority of selections for literature are taken from Omnibus by Veritas Press and the great books. Students engage in a Socratic method of discussion with the goal of discovering virtue and goodness through the ancient method of commonplacing.

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  • SCIENCE –

Novare Earth Science in Middle School and Novare Physics in High School draw students into close engagement with the subject matter, providing a solid education and fostering a sense of wonder and responsibility for God’s amazing world.

  • LATIN (elective) 

Students have the option of studying Latin using Latin Alive! in Middle School which will prepare them for AP Latin in High School. Emphasis is placed on making Latin relevant, rigorous, and engaging.