Grammar school continues to reinforce the important academic and social skills emphasized in the primary school:
Students learn from well-designed materials, high quality content, and teacher-directed lessons. Students are motivated to work and learn because they are led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic teachers. Students work hard and are rewarded every day with breaks for physical exercise, music, drawing, art, and review games. Students in grades 3-6 are carefully prepared for the reading of classic literature and history, and for advanced math and science which begin in the Upper School in grade 7.
For English, spelling, and math, Rod and Staff, a Mennonite publisher, produces traditional textbooks that provide uncluttered pages and clear instructions.
The science curriculum develops the observational skills that lie at the heart of the scientific endeavor. Students study constellations, the solar system, invertebrates, insects, vertebrates, birds, plants, and tree identification.
The very best in English literature and poetry are taught in depth using Memoria Press study guides.
In American/Modern Studies students focus on states, capitals, and world geography in grades 3-5, and American history in grade 6.
Latin – Students memorize the complete Latin grammar and a Latin vocabulary of about 800 words.
Classical Studies – Students study Greek myths and Greek, Roman, and Medieval history.
Christian Studies – Students learn all major Bible stories and memorize more than ninety of the most memorable and poetic verses of the King James Bible.