Our goal is partnering with parents to teach and shape children through classical Christian education so their minds, hearts, and souls are aimed at the kingdom of God.
As a ministry of Greyfriars Classical Academy, we serve homeschooled students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. In order to prepare students for work at the Academy (grades 9-12), we partner with homeschooling parents to provide curriculum, pacing, accountability, nurturing, and fellowship. Greyfriars Classical Tutorials meets on the campus of Resurrection Presbyterian Church once weekly on Tuesdays for K5 through fifth grade and twice weekly, Thursdays and Mondays, for sixth through eighth grades. Classes meet for a total of 30 weeks during the school year.
Benefits of partnering with GCT
Classical Methodology: matching developmental strengths with educational requirements and goals
Curriculum Guidance: experienced teachers create a solid curriculum for families to follow
Subject-specific Tutors: committed and trained tutors use their strengths to model classical methods, teach what they love, and provide feedback to parents
Accountability: provided by a schedule of work and regular testing
Family Time: families continue to experience together the benefits of homeschooling
Sharpening: a nurturing community provides encouragement, assistance, and fellowship
"Fattening the Soul": strengthening love of the arts through music, art, and aesthetics
Affordability: significantly more affordable than private school options
Greyfriars Kirk was the first church built in Edinburgh, Scotland, after the Protestant Reformation, and it took its name from the Franciscan friary that stood nearby. In 1638, at a time of great national trial, Greyfriars Kirk was the place where the country came together to sign “The National Covenant.” There they pledged themselves to God and to each other to defend and maintain the true Christian religion. In years to come, over a thousand men, women, and children were imprisoned in Greyfriars churchyard because they refused to accept any king but Christ as head of the church. Many sealed their courageous testimony with their blood. There is a monument there today in memory of the 18,000 faithful “Covenanters” who suffered persecution. “Greyfriars” is a fitting symbol of the cause of Christ’s kingdom and covenant in the earth, and of our devotion to it.
Brand new to classical education?
There are many resources available to help you learn about classical education: where it came from, what it values, and how it works. You can start with the pamphlet "An Introduction to Classical Education" (pdf linked below). For a deeper read, we recommend Wisdom and Eloquence.