Classes for Parents

Parent Education: What is a classical liberal arts education and what current research supports it?

In this session, parents will learn basic terminology and how the pedagogy of the liberal arts looks in the classroom as it is backed by current research for student success.
1 Hour

Parent Education: How can I support my student at home?

This class is customized to campus needs. It is designed to equip parents to help their students at home. Parents often struggle with supporting a classical liberal arts education because they have never experienced it. In this session, parents will experience basic lessons and learn about the benefits of liberal arts pedagogy in areas such as: oral reading strategies, copywork, recitation, and narration.
1-1.5 Hours

Parent Education: The Importance of Beauty

Why do we emphasize and incorporate the “extras” such as art literacy, music appreciation, nature study, and penmanship?
In this day of technology and data reports, we must not forget the ultimate purpose of education is the formation of souls. Discover how the contemplation of beauty cultivates the soul. Charlotte Mason asserts that we refresh students by offering opportunities “to train the seeing eye, the hearing ear, and to drop seeds of truth into the open soul of the child, which shall germinate, blossom, and bear fruit…”
1 hour

Parent Education: Charlotte Mason in Current Research

In this session, we will review current trends in research that support Mason’s philosophy in areas such as cognitive functions, habit training, reading comprehension, and nature study. We will also discuss how Mason’s methods support children who need accommodations.
1 hour

Parent Education: Classically Bilingual at Home

Children are supposedly like sponges, soaking up language effortlessly. And yet, many children whose parents are native speakers of a non-English language don’t become fully fluent and proficient in their home language. Taught by the mother of three fully bilingual children, this session will highlight the need for biliteracy to achieve full bilingualism, and present ways for parents to help children learn to read, write and understand the grammar of their home language.