ClassicEnglishPoetry

Intermediate Course (13 yrs and up), $185, 14 week course  – No prerequisite

This course is a delightful introduction to the poetry of the English language with a focus on learning to understand and take pleasure in verse. While gaining the skills and nuance of reading poetry, students will concentrate on a different theme each week and study how various poets explore and challenge that theme through their poems. This is primarily a reading course, but students do have the voluntary opportunity to write and share their own verse in imitation of the week’s poems.

ClassicTheatre

Senior Course (14 yrs and up), $185, 14 week course – No Prerequisite

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

Intermediate Course (12 yrs and up), $185, 14 week course – No Prerequisite

*Newly Revised*

It has been said by many that "Music is the universal language of mankind"; music tells a story through the use of sound to convey emotion and depict imagery throughout the ages. In this course, students will listen to the works of the masters, spanning the centuries, and discover the light that music sheds in the understanding of truth. They will engage in listening activities, readings, and class discussion to experience the historical processes by which musical styles grow, develop, mature, and decline. This process will help them to make connections between historical eras, art and music to understand the role music plays in the bigger picture of the elements that have shaped our cultures and societies.

This course covers the music periods of medieval music (1150-1400) through to the late Romantic era (1860-1920).

ClassicalMusicHistoryRomanicModern

Intermediate Course (12 yrs and up), $185, 14 week course – No Prerequisite 

Robert Schumann, pianist and composter, said, "To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist." In this course, students will listen to the works of the masters, spanning the centuries, and discover the light that music sheds in the understanding of truth. Through the use of audio and visual activities and exercises, as well as reading, the students will experience the historical processes by which musical styles grow, develop, mature, and decline.

This course covers the music periods of Romantic (1860-1920) through to the modern era.

Shakespeare

Senior Course (14 yrs and up), $185, 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

Intermediate Course (13 yrs and up), $275 per term, 28 week course/class twice weekly – No Prerequisite

Private 30 minute tutorials are available upon request. (Cost: $25/tutorial)
Contact Nicole Noster for more information or to book a tutorial:

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

Intermediate Course (13 yrs and up), $275 per term, 28 week course/class twice weekly – Prerequisite: Latin I or equivalent
(Students may be required to pass a Latin II placement exam.)

Private 30 minute tutorials are available upon request. (Cost: $25/tutorial)
Contact Nicole Noster for more information or to book a tutorial:

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

Senior Course (14 yrs and up), $275 per term, 28 week course/class twice weekly – Prerequisite: Latin II or equivalent

Private 30 minute tutorials are available upon request. (Cost: $25/tutorial)
Contact Nicole Noster for more information or to book a tutorial:

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

Intermediate Course (13 yrs and up), $185, 14 week course – No Prerequisite

Why did God give man a reasonable mind, the ancients asked, if not for the purpose of discovering the source of truth? 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. In a world where communication grows ever more easy, this course will challenge students to know how to communicate well, discuss appropriately, and not shy from alternate opinions, but rather welcome them because they facilitate meaningful connections and open dialogue.

OnlineCourseImagesE1A

13 yrs and up, $275, 14 week course, twice weekly – No Prerequisite 

Euclid 1A gives students a basic grasp of the geometric concepts found in the first three books of Euclid's Elements by familiarizing them with his definitions and methods of demonstration. While the course doesn't presuppose any special mathematical knowledge, it requires a willingness to think critically, the ability to prepare about four geometrical demonstrations a night, and to take part in presenting up to three of them in class.