Horse and Dog Classics
Upper-Junior Course/Parent Tutorial (10-12 yrs), $165 - No Prerequisite
The child and parent take this course together. This is a reading and discussion course. Animal themed literature is so fun and meaningful, and we can so often relate to the charming and poignant stories of our furry or feathered friends. A delightful reading list will engage the child with quality writing and will form an interesting foundation for taking discussion deeper than mere comprehension.
Fables and Tales 1
Junior Course/Parent Tutorial (8-10 yrs), $165 - No Prerequisite
Come ready to read and discuss! This is a parent/child course. Experience using the Socratic method in this introductory level course while reading and studying a weekly fable or tale. The entire family is encouraged to participate in reading and asking questions about these classic short stories prior to class, so that once in class, the experience is rich. Students and parents alike will enjoy this exploration into the deep lessons and ideas in these seemingly simple readings.
Fables and Tales 2
Junior Course/Parent Tutorial (8-10 yrs), $165 – No Prerequisite
Parent/child explore the Socratic Method and the world of stories, fables, and fairy tales, with somewhat more advanced readings than Fables and Tales 1. Not only will these discussions examine the lessons and ideas within the stories, but the children will also start to examine what makes a fairy tale or a fable, and what about a reading makes it exciting or instructive, or both.
The Chronicles of Narnia
Upper Junior Course/Parent Tutorial (11-13yrs), $165 - No Prerequisite
The child and parent take this course together. Each of the seven books in C.S. Lewis’s classic series will be explored and analyzed. The process of peeling back the many layers found in the Chronicles of Narnia will reveal to students how to begin with a concrete story and then analyze it for themes, ideas, and character development. The rich and accessible writings of Lewis are a delight for children and adults alike, and the entire family will enjoy how real, uplifting, and powerful these stories can be.
The Gods of Mount Olympus
Upper Junior Course/Parent Tutorial (10-12 yrs), $165.00 – No Prerequisite
Before the time of Christ, children were still taught the beauty and power of the Good and the wickedness and ugliness of the Bad. Cultures turned to the gods, a fantastical set of beings with great powers who guarded the earth and her inhabitants with actions both beneficial and hazardous. This course steps back to the time of the Greek myths and tells the tale of the eternal battle of good versus evil through the eyes of these enduring stories of the gods and their antics. You and your child will enjoy learning of the wiliness of Hermes, the bravery of Apollo, the wisdom of Athena, and the trickery of Hades. Through the adventures of these gods both on Mount Olympus and on Earth, students and parents will travel deeper into their understanding of truth, loyalty, justice, mercy, love, and sacrifice. They will also discover the ways natural law has informed the morality of society and given mankind knowledge of the Good.
Junior Modern Classics
Upper Junior Course/Parent Tutorial (10-12 yrs), $165 - No Prerequisite
The child and parent take this course together. This is a reading and discussion course. A delightful reading list will engage the child with quality writing and will form an interesting foundation for taking discussion deeper than mere comprehension. Students and their parents will find meaning in comparing their own experiences to those of timeless characters as they live through the challenges and joys that life provides them.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Junior Course/Parent Tutorial (9-12yrs), $165 – No Prerequisite
Through several of Lucy M. Montgomery's stories, students and their parents will enjoy the delightful anecdotes and humorous, intriguing characters in delightful stories set in Canada. There are many valuable lessons, truths, and ideas to discover in these tales of the memorable Anne and her family.