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Curriculum

Curriculum Overview | 2023-24

Lower School

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Kindergarten

Literature Sample: A Storm in the Night (Mary Stolz), The Story About Ping (Marjorie Flack), The Glorious Flight (Alice and Martin Provensen), Frog and Toad (Arnold Lobel), Madeline (Ludwig Bemelmans) 

*History, geography, science, Bible, writing interwoven with literature 

Math: Singapore Math

Phonics: Saxon Phonics

First Grade

Literature Sample: Miss Rumphius (Barbara Cooney), Owl Moon (Jane Yolen), The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter), 

Follow the Drinking Gourd (Jeanette Winter), Wee Gillis (Munro Leaf)

*History, geography, science, Bible, writing interwoven with literature 

Math: Singapore Math

Phonics: Saxon Phonics

Grammar: Daily Grammar Practice 

Second Grade

Literature Sample: Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White), Mouse Tales (Arnold Lobel), Geroge Washington  (D’Aulaire), Little House in the Big Woods  (Laura Ingalls Wilder), The Bears on Hemlock Mountain  (Alice Dalgiesh)

*History, geography, science, Bible, writing interwoven with literature 

Math: Singapore Math

Phonics: Saxon Phonics

Grammar: Daily Grammar Practice 

Third Grade

Literature Sample: Aesop’s FablesCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl), The Trumpet of the Swan (E.B. White), The Miracles of Jesus (Tomie de Paola), Cleopatra (Diane Stanley)

History: Story of the World, Volume 1

Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing 

Spelling and Dictation: Logic of English 

Math: Singapore Math

Grammar and Latin: Daily Grammar Practice and Song School Latin

Fourth Grade

Literature Sample: Michelangelo (Diane Stanley), The Tale of Despereaux (Kate DiCamillo), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis), Ink on His Fingers (Louise A. Vernon), Adam of the Road (Elizabeth Gray Vining)

History: Story of the World, Volume 2

Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing 

Spelling and Dictation: Logic of English 

Math: Saxon Math

Grammar and Latin: Daily Grammar Practice and Prima Latina 

Fifth Grade

Literature Sample: The Magician’s Nephew (C.S. Lewis), The Sign of the Beaver (Elizabeth George Spears), My Side of the Mountain (Jean Craighead George), The Boy in the Alamo (Margaret Cousins), Amos Fortune, Free Man (Elizabeth Yates)

History: Story of the World, Volume 3

Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing 

Spelling and Dictation: Logic of English 

Math: Saxon Math

Grammar and Latin: Daily Grammar Practice and Latina Christina (first half of the book)

Sixth Grade

Literature Sample: The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom), A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling), Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred Taylor), Across Five Aprils (Irene Hunt) 

History: Story of the World, Volume 4

Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing 

Spelling and Dictation: Logic of English 

Math: Saxon Math

Grammar and Latin: Daily Grammar Practice and Latina Christina (second half of the book)

Upper School

7th Grade

Literature, History, and Theology: The Trojan War (Olivia Coolidge), The Book of the Ancient Romans (Memoria Press), The Story of the Greeks (H. A. Guerber), Plutarch’s Lives, The Odyssey, Code of Hammurabi, Gilgamesh the Hero, The Bronze Bow (Elizabeth George Spear), The Horse and His Boy (C.S. Lewis), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare), Horatius at the Bridge, The Man Born to Be King (Dorothy L. Sayers), Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History (Richard Hannula), Nicene Creed, Apostles’ Creed, Lost Tools of Writing I

Math, Logic, and Science: Saxon Algebra 1/2 or Saxon 8/7, The Fallacy Detective (Bluedorn), Earth Science (Novare)

Latin: First Form Latin, Memoria Press

8th Grade

Literature, History, and Theology: Crispin: Cross of Lead (Avi), Plutarch’s Lives: Pompey and Themistocles, Beowulf the Warrior, King Arthur, Ballad of the White Horse (Chesterton), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Penguin), Canterbury Tales, Marie de France’s Lais, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare), Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History (Richard Hannula), The Rule of St. Benedict, Lost Tools of Writing I

Math, Logic, and Science: Saxon Algebra ½ or Algebra 1, The Art of Argument

Physical Science (Novare)

Latin: Latin Henle I

9th-12th Grade Cohort

Literature, History, and Theology: Woods Runner (Gary Paulsen), Humanitas: American Origins, Books 1 and 2 (Classical Academic Press), Cherokee Songs, Poetry by Bradstreet, Wheatley, Edward Taylor, Longfellow, Bay Psalm Book, New England Primer, The Crucible (Miller), The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne), Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776 (William Hogeland), The Tempest (Shakespeare), The Four Cardinal Virtues (Josef Pieper) or The Line Through the Heart (J. Budzizsewski)

Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Memoria Press, Aristotle’s Rhetoric

Latin: Latin Henle I

9th Grade

Math and Science: Saxon Algebra 1 or Saxon Geometry with Euclid’s Elements, Apologia Biology and Origin of Species

10th-12th Grades

Math and Science: Saxon Geometry with Euclid’s Elements or Saxon Algebra II, General Chemistry (Novare)

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