In the 2023-24 school year, we are pleased to offer an a la carte menu — valuable classes into which you can enroll your homeschool middle school students (we define “middle school” as age 12-14 as of the first day of school) while still maintaining your status as an independent homeschooler.
The number of spots available for a la carte students is dependent upon our day school enrollment.
Here are the 2023-34 class offerings:
Three Days Per Week
Beginning Latin: Using Minimus Secundus, which combines the comprehensive teaching of Latin vocabulary and grammar with insight into the culture of Roman Britain. ($1000+ $50 materials fee, M/W 1:00-1:30 PM and F 12:45-1:30 PM)
Cambridge Latin 2: In Cambridge Latin 2, students delve further into the Latin language while getting a tour of two distant Roman provinces: Egypt and Britannia. ($1000+ $75 materials fee, M/W/F 1:30-2:15 PM)
Two Days Per Week
Choir: Group music — learning to create beautiful sounds together, coming to understand the meaning of harmony — is an important part of a classical education. ($300, Tu/Th 1:15-2:00 PM)
Science: In first semester, students will learn about the development of modern chemistry, the formation of the periodic table, the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, and balancing chemical reactions. In second semester, they journey into astronomy with an overview of our solar system, the sun, the planets, and comets. ($850+ 100 materials fee, M/W 12:45-1:30 PM or M/W 1:30-2:15 PM)
Physical Education (conditioning): Running, jumping, sit ups, push ups, and more! This class aims to make students fit to serve in whatever capacity God calls them. ($300, M/W 2:15-2:45)
Physical Education (karate): Students learn the basics of self-defense and self-control in this Goju Ryu karate course. This class aims to make students fit to defend themselves and others ($700, Tu/Th 2:00-2:45)
One Day Per Week
Beginning Economics: Students will learn about the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics. ($300 + $25 materials fee, F 11:00-11:30 AM)
Beginning Logic: Students will receive lessons on when not to argue, finding premises and conclusions, determining primary or secondary sources, circumstantial evidence, keen observation, brainstorming, analyzing data, and more. ($300+ $25 materials fee, Tu 12:45-1:15 PM)
Classical Writing Level 1: In this class, students will learn the first two stages of the ancient way of learning to write (called the progymnasmata). (F 1:30-2:15 PM, $600 + $25 materials fee)
Classical Writing Level 2: In this class, students will learn more stages of the ancient way of learning to write (called the progymnasmata). Prerequisite: Classical Writing Level 1. (F 12:45-1:30 PM, $600 + $25 materials fee)
Clay Modelling: Students will receive a full introduction to clay-modelling, beginning with the method of working and continuing with presentation of models of natural objects. ($500 + $50 materials fee, F 11:30 AM-12:15 PM)
Humane Letters: Plutarch and Shakespeare: Shakespeare and Plutarch are two original sources that ought not to be missed in a classical education. This 75-minute class includes reading and thinking through two of Plutarch’s Lives, and reader’s theater-style experience with Shakespeare’s best plays. ($500 + $25 materials fee, Tu 11:00 AM-12:15 PM)
Physical Education (dancing): In our physical education classes, we aim for different types of fitness. In this class, we want students to become fit for celebration. Beginning with line dancing and moving on to English country dance, we want our students ready to participate at weddings and parties. (F 2:15-2:45 PM, $150)
Here is an example week:
To make pickup and dropoff times more flexible, homeschool students may remain on campus during lunch if they have a class directly before or directly following lunch.
Do you also have younger students? Click here for information our homeschool Friday Enrichment Program for elementary students.