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Our "Traditio Nostra" great books courses are 3-in-1 classes that integrate Literature, Philosophy, and Theology into a single reading sequence. Students read primary works from the great authors of Catholic & Western Civilization and discuss them in a round-table format. Courses are organized by historical period: Ancient & Classical Times, The Christian Age, Modern Times, and The American Idea. The students learn to read, listen, speak, relish, and dispute the true, good, and beautiful things that "our tradition" has to offer. Home Study is available for Primer, 1, 2, and 3.
GB Primer - Intro to Great Books, Section 1 meets on Thursdays 8:00-8:50 and Section 2 on Thursdays 9:00-9:50; for 7th-6th Grade Students.
GB 1 - Ancient & Classical Times, Section 1 meets on Thursdays 10:30-12:00 and Section 2 on Thursdays 2:00-3:30; for 8th-7th Grade.
GB 2 - The Christian Age Section 1 meets on Thursdays 10:30-12:00 and Section 2 on Thursdays 12:30-2:00; for 9th-8th Grade.
GB 3- Modern Times Section 1 meets on Thursdays 12:30-2:00; for 10th-9th Grade.
GB 4 - The American Idea Section 1 meets on Thursdays 8:30-10:00; for 11th-10th Grade.
GB 5 - Antiquity to the Christian Age is NOT enrolling in 2019. Recommended for 12th-11th Grade.
Thematic composition courses provide writing assignments integrated with our Great Books courses. Students write 6 compositions during the year, each of which is assessed twice by peers and then given a final assessment and grade by the instructor. Student assessments are also graded. There is no live class meeting, but Tutor Times and grading are included with enrollment.
COMP PRIMER - Western Civilization does not have a live class meeting. Recommended for 7th-6th Grade.
COMP 1 - Ancient & Classical Times does not have a live class meeting. Recommended for 8th-7th Grade.
COMP 4 - The American Idea does not have a live class meeting. Recommended for 11th-10th Grade.
COMP 5 - Antiquity to the Christian Age is NOT enrolling for 2019. Recommended for 12th-11th Grade.
Our history courses complement our Great Books courses, covering the same historical periods, but focusing upon the political, social, and cultural development in each period. History 1 covers the Jews, Greeks, and Romans. History 2 covers the West from the birth of Christ through the period of religious wars following the Protestant Reformation. History 3 continues the study of the West from the religious wars after the Protestant Reformation up to the birth of America and contemporary times. Home Study is available.
HIST 4 - History of North America meets on Wednesdays 9:00-9:50; for 11th-10th Grade.
HIST 5 - World History is not enrolling in 2019. Recommended for 12th-11th Grade.
The study of Latin is a wonderful way to teach advanced grammar skills - the first leg of the mediaeval trivium. No less importantly, it opens up the student to the living language of the Church and Her vast library of contributing authors. Engagement with "real" Latin from the original sources begins immediately, with selections that complement our literature courses. Three years are available. All grammar is covered in years I and II; memory work in those years includes both grammar and over 40 Latin prayers and hymns. Year III is reading intensive. Home Study is available for Primer, 1, 2, and 3.
LL Primer: Intro to Latin Section 1 meets on Wednesdays 8:00-8:50 and Section 2 on Wednesdays 9:00-9:50; for 7th-6th Grade.
LL 1 - Latin I, section 1 meets on Tuesdays 8:00-8:50 and Section 2 on Tuesdays 10:00-10:50; for 8th-7th Grade.
LL 4-5 - Reading Intensive is NOT enrolling in 2019. Recommended for 11th-12th Grades.
The "three ways" or Trivium of classical education are the language arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Grammar is the study of the parts and pieces of language; logic is the art of correct reasoning; rhetoric is the art of "speaking well," adding the perfections of beauty to the truths of language. Grammar is studied, formally, in our Latin program; here you find Logic and Rhetoric in years I and II. In the third course, students examine how the tools they have learned find application in a variety of specific sciences, setting up the transition from the Trivium to the Quadrivium. Home Study is available.
TS Primer: Intro to Logic Section 1 meets on Tuesdays 8:00-8:50 and Section 2 on Tuesdays 9:00-9:50; for 7th-6th Grade.
TS 1 - Logic, Section 1 meets on Wednesdays 8:00-8:50 and Section 2 on Wednesdays 10:00-10:50; for 8th-7th Grade.
TS 2 - Rhetoric Section 1 meets on Wednesdays 9:00-9:50 and Section 2 on Wednesdays 11:00-11:50; for 9th-8th Grade.
Our "school of the love of wisdom" picks up where our trivium sequence stops. Offering first an introduction to philosophy of nature, man, and ethics, it moves on to introduce natural theology and culminates with revealed theology. The whole is meant to bring the student to a knowledge of the self and an awareness of the unique message and fulfillment that Christ offers to our basic human need. In contrast to our Great Books courses, these classes progress systematically from that which is most evident to that which is most challenging.
SP 1 - Methods & Divisions of the Sciences: An Intro to Philosophy meets Wednesdays 1:00-1:50; for 10th-9th Grade and up.
SP 2 - Natural Theology & Law is NOT enrolling in 2019.; for 11th-10th Grade.
SP 3 - Revealed Theology is NOT enrolling in 2019. for 12th-11th Grade.
We are pleased to offer a variety of modern language elective classes: French and German. All of our modern language courses include spoken language, grammar, reading, and composition elements. Basic prayers and poems in the languages are included in the memorization work. Advanced language courses focus on reading and writing, as these are the best media for learning in an online environment. Foreign Exchange years and family pilgrimages abroad are greatly encouraged. Home Study is available for French and German only.
Our Math courses combine trusted math textbooks with expert teaching. Taught with a combination of video lectures that explain key math concepts and practice problems and of live class meetings that stress practice with the instructor, students are given ample opportunity to master their math skills. In addition to the regularly scheduled live class, there are tutor times during the week for homework help with the instructor, equaling FOUR instructor-student interactions. Exams, quizzes, and grading are included. NO Home Study option available for these courses.
In 7th-8th Grade, our experimental science courses use the Real Science for Kids - Focus on Middle School series. The introduction of technical concepts and vocabulary is balanced by a strong emphasis on learning scientific methodology and inspiring students with the beauty and meaning of the ordered universe. Additional content and instruction is provided to ensure that the courses are sufficiently challenging for students such that they provide a solid foundation for high school science. Starting in 9th Grade, Science LIVE Classes are offered. Home Study is available for 7th-8th Grade Sciences only.
Intro to Biology does not have a live class meeting; for 7th-6th Grade.
Intro to Geology & Astronomy does not have a live class meeting; for 8th-7th Grade.
Intro to Chemistry & Physics does not have a live class meeting; for 8th-7th Grade.
Highschool Biology Section 1 meets on Tuesdays 9:00-9:50; for 9th-8th Grade.
The first year Study Skills primer teaches general academic skills—from organization to memory techniques to analysis to how to work successfully with teachers. These basic skills are reinforced and practiced in each of our Primer courses. Study Skills 1 teaches typing. Utilizing a third party, online typing system, students learn typing from the ground up. The lessons and sequence are chosen from those available, progress is monitored, and grades are gathered into the grade book. The goal is a 75 word per minute speed.
With economy bundles, ONE student may enroll in multiple courses with ease! Two Economy Bundles are available:
- Primer Economy Bundle = 3 Live Classes
- Small Economy Bundle = 3 Live Classes
- Big Economy Bundle = 4 Live Classes + 2 Graded Classes
Additional electives included. See listings above for class times and suggested age ranges.