Grammar Level Courses

Students at the grammar level are required to take the full core including history. literature, writing, grammar, and Latin.  For all classes taught at the grammar level, parents will take a lead role in home study. It is imperative that parents keep in close contact with the teachers and work side-by-side with their students daily at home

All levels of the core classes are listed below, but a course will only be held if enough students enroll before July 1st. For tuition information, please see our tuition page

Grammar Core Courses:

  • Grammar Level 1: Old Testament and Ancient Egypt

Through songs and chants students will memorize thirty-two of the most significant events, dates, and people of this era of history, while they read great literature about those times.  Literature studies will not be limited to just history; we'll read childhood classics and great poetry as we learn to appreciate these works. Students will also learn basic grammar and spelling as they write about what they've read. Through class discussions they will learn to recall details of stories, make predictions, infer additional information, and evaluate the actions of various characters. An optional memory class is offered at this level.
   
Prerequisites: Students should be 2nd grade, or at least 7 years old, and reading independently.
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday
Home study expectations: Parents should expect to work closely with their students at home daily, for a total of 6 hours per week.

  • Grammar Level 2: New Testament, Greece, and Rome  

Through songs and chants, students will memorize thirty-two of the most significant events, dates and people of this era of history, while they read great literature about those times.  But our literature studies will not be limited to just history; we'll read childhood classics and great poetry as we discuss and learn to appreciate these works. Students also learn basic grammar and spelling as they answer questions about what they've read.  Class discussions will help them learn to recall details of stories, make predictions, infer additional facts not provided by the author, and evaluate the actions of the various characters.

Prerequisites: Students should be 3rd/4th grade, or 8-10 years old, reading independently, and able to write and punctuate complete sentences. 
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday  
Home study expectations: Parents should expect to work closely with their students at home daily, for a total of 6 hours per week.

  • Grammar Level 3: Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation  

 Through songs and chants, students will memorize thirty-two of the most significant events, dates  and people in this era of history, while they read great literature about these times. But our literature studies will not be limited to just history; we'll read childhood classics and great poetry as we discuss and learn to appreciate these works. Students also learn basic grammar and spelling as they answer questions about what they've read.  Class discussions will focus on evaluating the actions of various characters and recalling the facts of the narrative. 
         
Prerequisites: Student should be about 5th grade, reading independently, and able to construct a solid paragraph.
Class meets: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations: Parents should expect to work closely with their students at home daily, for a total of 6 hours per week.
        

  • Grammar Level 4: Explorers to 1815  (not offered 2017-18)

Students will study the great Explorers of the Western World and begin their first studies in the history of America. Students memorize chants and songs that help them remember the thirty-two most important events, dates, and people of this era.  Students will read great stories of the heroes of this era as well as childhood classics with a focus on character development, appreciation for the written word, and close reading in preparation for class discussion. Classroom activities will continue to reinforce the skills acquired in previous years.  Writing skill will also continue to be emphasized as students become proficient in grammar and writing narratives through analysis and imitation.         

Prerequisites: Students should be about 5th/6th grade, or 10-12 years old, reading independently, and able to compose a three paragraph essay.
Class meets: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations: Parents should expect to work closely with their students at home daily, for a total of 6 hours per week.

  • Grammar Level 5: 1815 to the Present  (not offered 2017-18)

 In this year students begin their studies in the modern era.  Students memorize chants and songs that help them remember the thirty-two most important events, dates and people of this time.  Students will read great stories about that time period as well as other childhood classics with a focus on character development, appreciation for the written word, and close reading in preparation for class discussion.  Classroom activities will continue to reinforce the skills acquired in the previous years.  Writing skill will also continue to be emphasized as students become proficient in grammar and writing narratives through analysis and imitation.
     
Prerequisites: Students should be 6th grade
Class meets: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations: Parents should expect to work closely with their students at home daily, for a total of 6 hours per week.                                  

  • Grammar Level 5: History Transitions: History and Literature Survey 

This is a prep course for those students transitioning between the Grammar and Dialectic levels. Students will read works from a variety of literary genres spanning the whole of Western Civilization to prepare them for the regular Western Civilization courses ahead of them in the Dialectic and Rhetoric courses. Prospective students should have competent reading and writing skills and be ready to begin working independently. Parents should be prepared to work with their student to develop good study habits and time management skills. 

Prerequisites:  Students should be 6th/7th grade and 12 yrs age by September 1st. Younger students should enroll in a Grammar level course or contact us to discuss placement. Students should have good independent reading skills and be able to write a five paragraph essay. Students must concurrently enroll in Classical Writing, and a Latin course.
Class meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations: A minimum of 9 hours per week outside of class.
                                 

  • Song School Latin 1 and 2

"This is a gentle and delightful introduction to Latin. Each lesson is peppered with songs, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories and activities for easy mastery and memorization." This will prepare the grammar school student for elementary level Latin.

Prerequisite: None
Class meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations:  Parents should expect to work with their student at home daily for 15 minutes.  No Latin experience necessary.
 

  • Latin A

This is the first course in the grammar level Latin studies. Students should begin this level when they reach Grammar Level 4 or older.

Prerequisite: None
Class meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations:  Parents should expect to work with their student at home daily for one hour. No previous Latin experience is necessary for the students or the parents. Parents should expect the added benefit of learning Latin right along side their student!
Text:book Latin for Children Primer A and Libellus de Historia/History Reader for Latin for Children A

  • Latin B  

Students at this level have successfully completed one year of studies in Latin A and are continuing to build their understanding of the language.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin A
Class meets: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations:  Parents should expect to work with their student at home daily for one hour.
Textbook: Latin for Children Primer B and Libellus de Historia/History Reader for Latin for Children B

  • Latin C      

The third year in the sequence finishes out the grammar level study of Latin for students who have completed Latin A and B.     

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin B

Class meets: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Home study expectations:  Parents should expect to work with their student at home daily for one hour.
Textbook: Latin for Children Primer C and Libellus de Historia/History Reader for Latin for Children 

Grammar Level Electives for Core Students
(These courses are open to grammar level students in addition to their Core Studies.)

  • Memory Class

Class time will consist of practicing the grammar of subjects for their G1 or G2 level; such as, history songs, grammar jingles, scripture memory, poetry, catechism, basic math facts and science songs.

  • Saxon 6/5 

Prerequisite: Entrance exam required. 
Class meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday


  • Saxon 7/6

Prerequisite: Entrance exam required. 
Class meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

  • Art

Grammar students will learn elements of art; such as, line, form, shape, color, texture, and space. Students will be learning techniques from various artists, to include, Picasso, Van Gogh, and O’Keefe. Students will implement these techniques in their artwork. 

Class meets: Monday


Study Hall:  Remember to sign up for study hall for any break between classes.   

2016-17 Grammar 1 Class Schedule

2016-17 Grammar 2 Class Schedule

2016-17 Grammar 4 Class Schedule