Elementary School Years


Each class is 2 hours. Each session is 8 classes (total of 16 hours)

We develop these reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the study of classical and contemporary great books in their historical contexts. We do so by removing the artificial divide between literature and history. An interdisciplinary approach helps students understand the deeper underpinnings of civilizations, instead of simply memorizing isolated dates and events.

Course Description


Level 6 introduces students to literature about the Middle Ages, including knighthood, the Dark Ages, and dynasties from all around the world. This level emphasizes:

  • Citing specific text details that bolster a theme, as well as denotative and connotative meanings of words and their effects on meaning, mood, and tone.
  • Identifying character development as a narrative progresses, and analyzing how the author develops the narrator’s point-of-view
  • Examining how a sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza helps develop the theme, setting, or plot.
  • Writing and grammar instruction that includes introducing specific claims, clear reasons, and detailed supporting evidence; using words, phrases, and clauses to indicate relationships between ideas; diagramming sentences; two and three-level outlining; practicing a formal style for analytical writing
  • Practice using language and story devices to write poetry and short stories
  • Selected literature and history that intertwine in the Middle Ages (500 to 1600)


Small Classes


There is maximum of 6 students per cohort (6:1 student-to-teacher ratio) to ensure personal attention.

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