Grammar School (Grammar)

The Grammar stage (K – 4th Grade) is focused on knowledge and capitalizes on a child’s natural ability to memorize. Songs, lines from stories, and phrases from conversation are easily absorbed and repeated. The grammar stage uses these innate memory skills to introduce students to great poetry and master mathematical facts and Scripture using tools like group recitation, songs, and chants.

Our classical approach to education is a language-rich method of study that helps train students to recognize and love what is true, good, and beautiful. It is well-rounded in the study of science, math, chronological history, literature and poetry, English grammar, Latin, and the arts. This form of education has its roots in antiquity and for centuries has helped students become lifelong learners.

Grammar stage students will:

  • Establish a solid foundation of knowledge
  • Recite math facts, history timeline, geography, scientific information, and English grammar through chants, sound-offs, and song
  • Memorize poems, Latin vocabulary, hymns, phonograms, and Scripture
  • Cultivate observation skills and curiosity through hands-on projects and exploration of God’s creation in art and science
  • Begin to develop a taste for quality literature, music, and art
  • Master the core curriculum of reading, writing, and arithmetic
  • Train attention to detail via handwriting, spelling rules, math story problems, and careful listening
  • Be exposed to world history, languages, other cultures, a broad range of science topics, and many well-crafted stories
  • Digest language-rich content early on rather than relying on easier, image-based content in order to help train toward a love of reading

School Subjects

Kindergarten

Language Arts
Bible
Math
Memory-Recitation
Science
Social Studies
Art
Music

1st Grade

Language Arts
Bible
Math
Memory-Recitation
Science
Ancient History
Art
Music

2nd Grade

Language Arts
Bible: Genesis-Joshua
Math
Memory-Recitation
Science
Social Studies
Art
Music

3rd Grade

Language Arts
Bible: Judges – Kings
Math
Memory-Recitation
Science
Social Studies
Art
Music

4th Grade

Language Arts
Bible: Chronicles – Malachi
Math
Memory-Recitation
Science
Medieval History
Art
Music
Latin