ClassicTheatre

14 yrs and up, $175.00, 14 week course – Prerequisite: One Intermediate Level course

A girl secretly helps an enemy soldier to escape from the soldiers of her own country – and finds herself bound to a dangerous game of secrecy. A Russian village is convinced that a spy is among them – unaware that he is only a bored young man with a tremendous imagination who loves to see what he can get with.  A king and a humble gondolier were mixed up at birth – now that they are of age, not even they know which should inherit the crown! Lights dim, the curtain rises, and the audience is swept away by side-aching laughter, fantastic thrills, and deeper questions that stay with us. Students read through the scripts of these timeless plays, and get a chance both to discuss them Socratically and to perform scenes from them in class, readers’ theatre style. From Shaw to Shakespeare to Sophocles, come unleash your flair for the dramatic, and dive into some of the world’s greatest works of theatre.

ClassicMusicHistoryMedievalLateRomantic

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

Classical Music History is offered in two separate parts one each semester. These are independent courses and do not require taking one or the other first.

Students will listen in class to the works of the masters, spanning the centuries. Through the use of audio, and visual activities and exercises, including reading, the students will experience the historical processes by which musical styles grow, develop, mature, and decline.

ClassicalMusicHistoryRomanicModern

 12 yrs and up - $175.00 - 14 week course – No Prerequisite 

Music History of the Western World is offered in two parts, each a term in length. Students will listen in class to the works of the masters, spanning the centuries. Through reading, the use of audio, and visual activities and exercises, students will experience the historical processes by which musical styles grow, develop, mature, and decline.

Shakespeare

14 yrs and up, $175.00, 14 week course – Prerequisite: One Intermediate Level course

Shakespeare – the man who captured all it is to be human! You’ve got a front-row ticket to the theatre, and the curtain is about to rise on some of the most gloriously gripping stories ever to drip from the Bard’s quill. Split your sides laughing at the endless duel of wits between Beatrice and Benedick. Quiver with suspense as the Duke of Gloucester, twisted in body and soul, weaves an intricate web of murders with the crown of England at the centre. Soar on the wings of the wind with the castaway wizard Prospero, as he magically conjures a storm to trap his enemies – but is it to obtain revenge or forgiveness? Best of all, interrogate these stories on a deeper level through Socratic discussion, tangling with the intricate truths and ethics at the heart of these incredible plays. With seven plays in all, this course spans all three Shakespearean genres – comedy, tragedy, and history – and dedicates two weeks to each play. Students are introduced to Shakespeare’s writing in an inviting way designed to build confidence, enjoyment, and fluency.  Shakespeare meant for his plays to delight both the mind and heart, so “come away, come away,” and feast them both. 


Latin1

13 yrs and up, $275 per term, class twice weekly – No Prerequisite

Private 15 minute tutorials are available upon request. (Cost: $18/tutorial)
Contact Nicole Noster for more information or to book a tutorial: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latin I is a full year course running from Fall to Spring. (Two 14-week terms) Students are automatically enrolled for the entire year when registering in the Fall.

Students in Latin I will study from a book entitled Lingua Latina: Familia Romana by Hans Orberg. This work immerses the student in the language, and grammar and syntax will be learned from within the context of reading lengthy Latin prose. It is a particularly exciting and novel way to approach learning Latin. In Lingua Latina, the student will first attempt to understand what is said, then investigate the rules which are the foundation of the language.

Latin2

13 yrs and up, $275 per term, class twice weekly – Prerequisite: Latin I or equivalent

Private 15 minute tutorials are available upon request. (Cost: $18/tutorial) Contact Nicole Noster for more information or to book a tutorial: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latin II is a full year course running from Fall to Spring. (Two 14-week terms) Students are automatically enrolled for the entire year when registering in the Fall.

Students in Latin II will use the same book as those in Latin I: Lingua Latina: Familia Romana by Hans Orberg.  Having studied Latin for at least one year, students will continue to see the concepts they have learned unfolding in the lengthy prose of Lingua Latina. This course year can sometimes be the most challenging as students move past the opening concepts of the Latin language and begin to grapple with more intricate elements. 

Latin II covers approximately Chapters 11 - 18 of Lingua Latina. Focus includes:

Latin3

14 yrs and up, $275 per term, class twice weekly – Prerequisite: Latin II or equivalent

Private 15 minute tutorials are available upon request. (Cost: $18/tutorial) Contact Nicole Noster for more information or to book a tutorial: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latin III is a full year course running from Fall to Spring. (Two 14-week terms) Students are automatically enrolled for the entire year when registering in the Fall.

Students in Latin III will use the same book as those in Latin I and Latin II, Lingua Latina: Familia Romana by Hans Orberg.  Having already studied Latin for at least two years, Latin III students will continue to develop the concepts he/she has been studying and will move toward learning the subjunctive case.

Latin III covers approximately Chapter 19 - 27+.

TheBasicsOfLogic

13 yrs and up, $175, 14 week course– Prerequisite: One Intermediate Course

Why did God give man a reasonable mind, the ancients asked, if not for the purpose of discovering Himself? Students will use discussion to stretch themselves in the art of clear thinking, grow in their ability to pursue the truth rationally, articulately, and persuasively, and recognize faulty thinking when they see it.

ClassicAstronomy

14 yrs and up, $175, 14 week course - Prerequisite: Foundational Great Books

This course will immerse students in an examination of our wider cosmos as they come to understand the purpose of studying Astronomy and how it points to an outside Intellect as the Creator of the Universe. Through the writing and mathematical hypothesis of the ancient astronomers, students will investigate the movements of the heavens and how their early understanding progressed to our knowledge of the heavens today.

[This course is currently undergoing some revision and updates will be forthcoming.]

ClassicBiology

14 yrs and up, $175, 14 week course – Prerequisite: Foundational Great Books 

In this course, students will learn and appreciate the ancient approach of the study of the natural world in the context of living things. This course will discuss the methods and fundamental questions of classic natural science. How do we come to know about the natural world? What are the principles of nature? What kind of knowing is instinct? What does it mean to be “alive”?