Why Schola?

God has blessed us with many opportunities for homeschool classes in our area. Homeschoolers no longer need to “go it alone,“ but can find organizations that partner with them in the education of their children. Each of these many groups has its own personality and strengths.

Here’s what Schola has to offer:

Seasoned teachers who have decades of experience teaching homeschooled students. As homeschool parents themselves, Schola teachers understand the challenges homeschool families face in providing upper-level learning experiences. As teachers they also understand the interest and synergy created by group discussion of important issues and the value of structure and accountability. Schola aims to provide these advantages to homeschool families in a forum that does not detract from the goal of homeschooling: parental direction of education.

• All Schola teachers are committed to the historic Christian faith as it is confessed in the Apostles’ Creed. With the Church of all ages, we confess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who entered history for us, took upon Himself our nature, voluntarily offered Himself as our substitute upon the cross, and conquered sin and death by His resurrection. The Gospel is the Good News that Christ has secured salvation for us. We are set free from sin and death through faith in Christ. In response, we seek to worship the Lord, to grow in faith and obedience to Him, and to serve Him and one another.

• A complete and tightly-designed High School and Junior High Program that focuses on core subjects. We don’t offer a large selection of electives; rather, we concentrate our efforts on providing excellent college-prep classes in all core subjects.

• A complete Elementary and Primary Program that teaches a strong foundation in the basic skills of reading, writing and math facts.

Integrated studies courses that unite the study of great books with the study of history, philosophy, theology, political theory, economics, art, and music. We explore the history of ideas that have shaped our culture and discuss the biblical standards we can use to evaluate those ideas.

Our goal is to nurture life-long learners who will take their first exposure to big ideas into a more serious study of God’s world and God’s word in college and later life. We understand that high school and college are not interchangeable. Education is not a matter of checking off books on a list, but of returning to the great questions of life at different levels of maturity. High school is a time of first discovery of great ideas and great books. College and beyond is a time of continued exploration, of more complex analysis, of deeper engagement. C.S. Lewis says, “The sure mark of an unliterary man is that he considers ‘I’ve read it already’ to be a conclusive argument against reading a work. . . Those who read great works, on the other hand, will read the same work ten, twenty or thirty times during the course of their life.”

• A writing program that provides instruction in both thinking and technique in order to build a strong academic writing style. Most early high school students don’t yet have the tools needed to write at a college level. Acquisition of those tools is not merely a matter of being given college-level writing assignments. At Schola, we break down and de-mystify the writing process, first by teaching our students how to create logical, well-supported arguments and secondly by teaching them how to express those arguments with style and grace.

We understand that most high school students are not prepared to write at a college level in either skill level or maturity and need extensive guidance in developing the thinking processes that allow them to be successful in college writing. Schola students practice the thinking skills of asserting and supporting an argument in various contexts as well as the technical skills that allow them to communicate that argument clearly.

Public speaking instruction and practice each year.

• A complete program offering every year so your family can choose the track that works best for you. No need to wait until classes are offered. We offer six suggested Class Sequences that will allow your student to take a full complement of classes without schedule conflicts.

• A single location for all classes and a tuition package discount for multiple classes.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Schola Homeschool Classes.