ClassicalStudents are divided into introductory, exposure and analysis levels. This allows for appropriate challenges based on the natural abilities and interests of the child. We cover history in a logical order, starting with creation and going chronologically to the present time. Students memorize and recite a timeline and refer to it often, further solidifying the context of the material that they are being taught.
Unit StudiesBy covering the same time period simultaneously from the angles of history, art, drama, and music, we are able to increase student retention, giving them a comprehensive view of the period from multiple perspectives. Lessons are hands-on, and are designed to ignite the student's curiosity.
Our second semester allows for even more specialized unit study, while again working from the selected time period. During this semester students delve into the period by choosing classes that best resonate with them. Teachers provide a unit of in-depth study in an area of interest. This may be a study of the biography of one person, a survey of the works of a group of artists, or the study of boundary changes during a war.
The combination of these two styles provides our students with the opportunity for repetition, analysis, and internalization. We believe these elements allow for not only a thorough education, but one that is thoroughly enjoyable.