Discovery and Learning
The Board of Directors (BOD) desires that all students receive a classical, liberal arts education. To this end, the BOD has determined the following educational priorities.
1. Basic cognitive skills: reading, writing, mathematics
2. Core subjects:
a. English language and literature
b. History, geography, government, and civics
c. Physical and biological sciences
3. Other classical subjects: Latin, art, and music
4. Auxiliary subjects: Foreign languages, Physical Education, technology and performing arts.
5. Extracurricular activities of any type as defined by the BOD, Director of Operations, and Principal.
The K-8 curriculum will follow the Core Knowledge Sequence. Occasionally, the School will diverge from the Core Knowledge Sequence to raise the standards in teaching a particular subject or skill. The BOD and Principal will determine these instances, with the guidance of policy adherence by the Director of Operations. The principal will ensure that all content areas in the K-8 Core Knowledge Sequence are taught in grades K-8.
Don't forget your summer reading!
All grade levels have 1 required book along with several others recommended. Each grade level will have a graded assignment & Socratic discussion about their book upon return to school in August.
Summer reading for K-8 students is particularly important in classical education, as it helps to cultivate a love of learning and critical thinking skills. Reading classic literature exposes students to timeless ideas and themes that are still relevant today, while also providing a foundation for future academic success. Additionally, summer reading can help students develop their vocabulary, writing skills, and overall comprehension, which are all essential elements of classical education.