HorseAndDogClassics

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 – fun and meaningful! A delightful reading list will engage the child with quality writing and will form an interesting foundation for taking discussion deeper than mere comprehension. 

FablesAndTales1

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.  Explore the deep lessons and ideas in these seemingly simple readings.

FablesAndTales2

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.

ChroniclesOfNarnia

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.

TheGodsOfMountOlympus

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.

 JuniorModernClassics

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 must obtain their own copies of books.

LucyMaudMontgomery

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.

Note: Online copies are available below, but students do well to get their own copies of the books being read.

BeforeTolkien

12 yrs. and up,  $175 - Prerequisite: Must have read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

Sojourn through the ages, reading Greek and Norse mythology and Christian tales. Each class will take time to discuss Tolkien’s works in light of the bigger, weekly discussions. The reading list includes titles that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien and his writings.

ClassicAdventure1

13 yrs and up, $175.00, 14 week course– No prerequisite 

There is a reason why mankind has always been fascinated with tales of adventure. They are not simply stories of the clash of swords, bold exploration, and derring-do - they contain a wealth of truth about our world and ourselves. In this course, students will use Socratic discussion to uncover the deeper meanings in some of western culture's best-loved adventure stories.

ClassicAdventure2

13 yrs and up, $175 – No Prerequisite

Fantastic tales of heroism, honour, mystery, and courage! Students follow the exploits of warriors, kings, seafarers, and hosts of adventurers, using Socratic discussion to uncover the deeper meanings in some of western culture's best-loved stories.

Students may wish to purchase some books for ease of reading, but online copies are available below.